Definition of the dogs of war in English:

the dogs of war

literary The havoc accompanying military conflict: the strategy would let loose the dogs of nuclear war
[from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar ( iii. 1. 274)]
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  • They hate having to break from a comfortable routine and they will cry havoc and loose the dogs of war on anybody who tries to take something from them.
  • He has no reason to let loose the dogs of war on his neighbours.
  • One problem with loosing the dogs of war is that sometimes it's hard to get them back on the leash.
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