daggers drawn, at
Also, with daggers drawn. About to or ready to fight, as in Are Felix and Oscar still at daggers drawn over the rent? Although daggers today are rarely if ever used to avenge an insult or issue a challenge to a duel, this idiom remains current. Its figurative use dates from about 1800.
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I was drawn to The Class for different reasons—chiefly, the pipe dream of achieving a tighter and tauter backside.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She has had clients from all over the world, including Ireland and India, who are drawn to her via word of mouth and her website.
It happened and it was a group of maybe 200 in a movement that has drawn tens of thousands in New York alone.
Along with crowds, Cereal Killer has also drawn polarizing responses from the public and the media.
I spoke first with Scott Ellman, a student at Wesleyan University and now the Huffington Post editor-at-large for his campus.
When she arrived she made a regular entry into the city in a coach all gold and glass, drawn by eight superb plumed horses.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
I have drawn a Line between the figures at the extream changes, that next below the Line is the extream.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
The tattered outcast dozes on his bench while the chariot of the wealthy is drawn by.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The result of this mission was eminently successful; a special treaty was drawn up and Spain sold Louisiana to France.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
His boyish suspenders had been put away in favor of a belt, which was tight-drawn about his slim waist.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden