blood-and-guts love


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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


Coined in 1937. (Wiktionary)



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