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blood and thunder

Definition of blood and thunder in English:

informal , chiefly British Unrestrained and violent action or behavior, typically in sports or fiction.
Example sentences
  • But Swansea were worthy of their spirited success in a typical blood and thunder derby between Wales's oldest rivals.
  • Hopefully there won't be any such scenes tonight, although you'd expect the blood and thunder atmosphere that you get in local derbies.
  • With this blood and thunder contest slipping into injury time some players clutched at water bottles, slaking their thirsts and preparing for one final mighty effort.
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