On the Warpath

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Furious, hostile, engaged in battle, ready for confrontation

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  • This origin of this idiom dates back to the middle of the 19th century. At that time, the phrase was used to refer to the Native Americans or other nations who remain at war over the land rights. Originally, the phrase expressed “going to war.” The meaning of the expression expanded by the end of the century to mean hostile behavior of a person.
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Today the boss seemed to be on the warpath.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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on the warpathVery angry or upset.
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