‘ready to rumble’

“In informal contexts, the word ‘rumble’ is used to mean ‘to fight’. When you say that you are ready to rumble, you mean you are ready to fight.”

Examples: The rival gangs were rumbling in the college canteen.* “Did our players rumble with the Aussies?”

 Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – October 16, 2007

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