from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- adj. Performed with vigor, ferocity, passion, or violence (especially in competition).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by great zeal or violence
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.