blood-and-guts


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blood-and-guts

(blŭd′ənd-gŭts′)
adj.
1. Depicting or marked by great violence or zeal: a blood-and-guts book; blood-and-guts competition.
2. Dealing with fundamental concerns: blood-and-guts issues.

blood′-and-guts′


adj.
1. dealing with or depicting war or violence: a blood-and-guts movie.
2. concerned with fundamental needs, problems, etc.: blood-and-guts issues.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blood-and-guts - marked by great zeal or violence; "real blood-and-guts fiction"; "blood-and-guts football"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
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It was a blood-and-guts game and it's always disappointing to lose a lead.