armed for bear phr.
very heavily armed, lit. and fig. (cf. loaded for bear under loaded adj.).
|Cotton Comes to Harlem (1967) 15: The driver hesitated a moment longer. ‘They’re armed for bear.’.|
|Scorpion in the Sea 235: Linc is going to come up to CIC armed for bear. He’s gonna try to persuade you that they had something, and he’s gonna be pissed off that we broke it off.|
|British Pacific Off Road Equipment [Internet] Lock the center differential, engage both Air Lockers, and THEN you’re armed for bear!|
|Creative Loafing (Atlanta GA) 9 Oct. [Internet] [headline] Armed for Bear. Atlanta cop takes down unleashed Labrador.|