MEANING: adjective:
1. Marked by great violence, especially when depicted in a graphic way.
2. Dealing with fundamental concerns.
3. Performed with great zeal or vigor.

ETYMOLOGY: From blood, from Old English blod and gut, from Old English guttas (guts). Earliest documented use: 1894.

BLOOD-AND-CUTS - after the pirates have attacked

BLOOD-AND-NUTS - hospital delivery, for the Operating Room and the Snack Shop

BLOOD-AND-GUSTS - many more casualties than usual from that tornado