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  1. matilda

    Talking 82-bad-blood

    Dear all


    What does (bad blood) mean? And how can it be used in sentence? Where is it used?
    Please give me any information about this expression; of course if it is an expression.

    Thanks a million


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    Re: 82-bad-blood

    One of the dictionaries in my computer says:

    Bad blood (between): angry or bitter feelings between people
    Ex: There's too much bad blood between them

    By the way, the expression can be translated literally into Spanish, with the same meaning, although it is rather old fashioned.

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    Re: 82-bad-blood

    It's not old-fashioned in English. We use it for people who have a bad relationship, often when they have to work together, like political rivals.

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