To come to blows

Also found in: Idioms.
to engage in combat; to fight; - said of individuals, armies, and nations.
- Dryden.

See also: Blow

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
Then the slayer of Argus, guide and guardian, said to Leto, "Leto, I shall not fight you; it is ill to come to blows with any of Jove's wives.