take-no-prisoners

[ teyk-noh-priz-uh-nerz, ‐priz-nerz ]
/ ˈteɪkˌnoʊˈprɪz ə nərz, ‐ˈprɪz nərz /
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adjective

wholeheartedly aggressive; zealous; gung-ho: a businessman with a take-no-prisoners attitude toward dealmaking.

Nearby words

  1. take-all,
  2. take-along,
  3. take-charge,
  4. take-home pay,
  5. take-in,
  6. take-up,
  7. take-up reel,
  8. takeaway,
  9. takeback,
  10. takedown

Origin of take-no-prisoners

First recorded in 1990–95

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