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    Misfortune or adversity that is not one's fault; adverse factors or circumstances; also, judgments, harsh criticisms, or personal attacks
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    heaping generosity, compassion, or excessive favor on someone -usually in response to an insult- to bring them discomfort; to overwhelm with overindulgence
    draw first blood
    referring to the first participant(s) in a game, contest, debate, etc. to gain an advantage over their opponent; to score first points in any competition
    tooth and nail
    Taking everything bodily you possibly could offer/ use to get the job or task done, usually referring to an tough battle ahead. Battle usually a physical fight, or harsh obstacles were to be meet with this plight, but you or many were going to give it your all.
    by hook or crook
    We will get it done.. The task at hand will be done regardless of the cost .. or the possibility of needing to steal other peoples things to do so.. Or the fact a need to associate with criminals/crimes may not be 'your' norm.. it will be done

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