bloodsport

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bloodsport (plural bloodsports)

  1. (literally) Any game that involves the shedding of blood or death, such as hunting, boxing, fishing.
  2. (figuratively) Any activity that revels in the misfortune of others, or taking advantage of others.
    2003, by Peter (EDT) Neville-Hadley, J. D. Brown, Josh Chin, Michelle Sans, Sharon Owyang, Beth Reiber, Graeme Smith, Frommer's China - Page 248 - "Shopping here is bloodsport, and you are the game, but the vendors are friendly."