Depicting or marked by great violence or zeal: a blood-and-guts book; blood-and-guts competition. (adjective)
Dealing with fundamental concerns: blood-and-guts issues. (adjective)
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Use "blood-and-guts" in a sentence
"Brodie's cases tend to dwell as much on mysteries of the heart as on the usual blood-and-guts."
"They may love their blood-and-guts stories but they are also sentimental."
"As a work of old-school operational history—its focus is not on the blood-and-guts of the front but on rear-echelon command decisions and the movements of armies and divisions—"Normandy Crucible" is satisfactory."