American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Depicting or marked by great violence or zeal: a blood-and-guts book; blood-and-guts competition.
- adj. Dealing with fundamental concerns: blood-and-guts issues.
- adj. marked by great zeal or violence
- Coined in 1937. (Wiktionary)
“Brodie's cases tend to dwell as much on mysteries of the heart as on the usual blood-and-guts.”
“They may love their blood-and-guts stories but they are also sentimental.”
“As a work of old-school operational history—its focus is not on the blood-and-guts of the front but on rear-echelon command decisions and the movements of armies and divisions—"Normandy Crucible" is satisfactory.”
“They greet new romantic shôjo and new blood-and-guts seinen with equal enthusiasm.”
“This is why such novels are worth reading, even those that at times sink to blood-and-guts trash.”
“They are imparting real-world morals on their virtual-world characters and completing entire games on a "pacifist run"—the term for beating a blood-and-guts adventure without drawing any blood.”
“Williams, as the grand, 18th-century actress of the title, and Bishop, as the Principessa di Bouillon -- Adriana's competition for the affections of the Saxon count, Maurizio -- both possess the richness and vibrancy of voice to really sell the blood-and-guts verismo style of Cilea's writing.”
“No blood-and-guts story can even come close to scaring me like The Collector did.”
“I will say, I have half a mind to write the most balls-to-the-wall, blood-and-guts vampire novel possible.”
“In Sunday night's blood-and-guts, heavyweight championship bout, Roethlisberger was pressed, battered, bullied and harassed by the other great defense on the field.”
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