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have one's claws out

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have one's claws out

verb phrase

To be intent on committing injury; be in a damaging or fighting mood: Maggie Siggins certainly had her claws out when she wrote about Bill (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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