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Up in Arms

Definition of the adjective Up in Arms

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  1. [idiomatic] Angry; preparing for a fight.


"Up in Arms" is a film directed by Elliott Nugent released on Mar 27, 1944.

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Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

up in arms A moribund metaphor (see page 21). 1. agitated; alarmed; angry; annoyed; aroused; choleric; enraged; ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary; Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue, Either Ancient Or Modern, ... and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words, ...together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words and Phrases Used in Our Ancient Statutes, Chartes, Writs, Old Records, and Processes in Law; ... Containing Many Thousand Words More Than Either Harris Philips, Kersey, Or Any English Dictionary Before Extant. To Wich is Added, a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs, with Their Explication and Illustration. The Whole Work Compil'd and Methodically Digested, ... By N. Bailey, Philologos (1757)

J to rife up in Arms, to revolt against one's ...

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary (1737)

by Nathan Bailey

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Video shows what up in arms means. Angry; incensed; preparing for a fight.. Up in arms Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say up ...

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The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow. (Niccolo Machiavelli)
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