literary The havoc accompanying military conflict: the strategy would let loose the dogs of nuclear war
[from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar ( iii. 1. 274)]
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of the dogs of war in:
- The US English dictionary