Definition of smell blood in English:

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smell blood

Discern weakness or vulnerability in an opponent: the leader of the opposition, who smelt blood, accused the government of the biggest tax hike ever
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  • But it is the conservative opposition that is smelling blood as the Greek Socialists struggle desperately to avoid defeat next Sunday, forcing them out of office after more than 20 years of almost uninterrupted rule.
  • Oppositions always cry resign when they smell blood, merely because that's what Oppositions do.
  • The Tories will smell blood and be an effective opposition again at last.
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