draw blood


draw blood
to make someone very angry or upset.

He always draws blood with his film reviews.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • draw blood — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make someone feel hurt or angry. * /If you want to draw blood, ask Jim about his last money making scheme./ * /Her sarcastic comments drew blood./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw blood — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make someone feel hurt or angry. * /If you want to draw blood, ask Jim about his last money making scheme./ * /Her sarcastic comments drew blood./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw blood — phrasal : to wound in body or spirit; often : to subject to distress and embarrassment he drew blood when he guyed us about our failure * * * cause someone to bleed, esp. in the course of a fight the blow drew blood from the corner of his mouth | …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw\ blood — v. phr. informal To make someone feel hurt or angry. If you want to draw blood, ask Jim about his last money making scheme. Her sarcastic comments drew blood …   Словарь американских идиом

  • draw blood — 1) to make someone bleed The cat bit me but it didn t draw blood. 2) to do something that makes someone suffer or makes them upset King first drew blood when she won the opening set 6–1 …   English dictionary

  • draw blood — cause someone to bleed. → draw …   English new terms dictionary

  • draw blood — remove blood from someone s veins (as with a syringe); hurt somebody emotionally or physically; cause to bleed (with a weapon, fist, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Blood glucose monitoring — is a way of testing the concentration of glucose in the blood (glycemia). It is important in the care of diabetes mellitus. A blood glucose test is performed by piercing the skin (typically, on the finger tip) to draw blood, then placing the… …   Wikipedia

  • draw — [drô] vt. drew, drawn, drawing [ME drawen < OE dragan, akin to ON draga, to drag, Ger tragen, to bear, carry < IE base * dherāgh , to pull, draw along > L trahere, to pull, draw] I indicating traction 1. to make move toward one or along… …   English World dictionary

  • draw — draw1 W1S1 [dro: US dro:] v past tense drew [dru:] past participle drawn [dro:n US dro:n] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(picture)¦ 2 draw (somebody s) attention 3 draw a conclusion 4 draw a comparison/parallel/distinction etc 5¦(get a reaction)¦ 6¦(attract)¦ 7¦(get… …   Dictionary of contemporary English