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A list of phrases about anger or conflict

A list of phrases about anger or conflict

A list of phrases about conflictThere are so many phrases and sayings about anger, conflict and fighting that it almost seems as if they were a preoccupation of the human race. Whodathoughtit?:

A bunch of fives

A dust-up

A good hiding

A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse

A house divided against itself cannot stand

A plague on both your houses

A tinker's damn

After the fact

All's fair in love and war

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

Another think coming

At sixes and sevens

Badger to death

Bandy words

Bane of your life

Battle royal

Beat the living daylights out of someone

Before the fact

Below the belt

Blood and thunder

Cat burglar

Caught red-handed

Cock a snook

Concrete overcoat

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war

Date rape

Daylight robbery

Dust up

Et tu, Brute

Ethnic cleansing

Field day

Fight the good fight

Foam at the mouth

Full of p*** and vinegar

Get on my wick

Get one's dander up

Get the pip

Go and boil your head

Go berserk

God rot them

Good riddance

Grass up

Handbags at ten paces

Happy slapping

Have an axe to grind

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned


I will swing for you

In a quandary

In your face

It fell off the back of a truck

Lager frenzy

Let not the sun go down on your wrath

Make him an offer he can't refuse

Man's inhumanity to man

My bad

No holds barred

No love lost

No quarter given

On a hiding to nothing

On the warpath


Pommy bashing

Put up your dukes

Raze to the ground

Red in tooth and claw

Road rage

Run amok

See red

Sent to Coventry

Speak softly and carry a big stick

Spitting feathers

Stand and deliver

Sticks and stones may break my bones

Swing for you

Taken for a ride

The pot calling the kettle black

Tit for tat

Up in arms

Up the ante

Upset the apple-cart

We know where you live

What a palaver

Woe is me

You get on my wick

Your money or your life

Your name is mud

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