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The Gloves Are Off
People use this expression when they want to emphasize that a person will not treat others gently. Rather, that person will be very rough. This can refer to being rough in a physical sense, or simply using harsh words in an argument.
I did ask nicely, Tom, but you can't help yourself, can you?
Replied: 2nd Apr 2022 at 16:49