come to blows

come to blows
phrasal
: to carry a disagreement to the point of physical violence

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come to blows
(of people quarrelling) to start fighting
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Main Entry:blow

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come to blows phrase
if two people come to blows, they start hitting each other

It sounded as if they were about to come to blows.

Thesaurus: to fight physicallysynonym
Main entry: blow

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start fighting after a disagreement

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come to blows
: to begin fighting : to begin hitting each other

They almost came to blows during their argument.

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Main Entry:blow
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come to blows — see blow, 3
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Main Entry:come

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