arm-wrestle

arm wrestling

or arm-wres·tling (ärm′rĕs′lĭng)
n.
A form of wrestling in which two opponents sit facing each other with usually right hands interlocked and elbows firmly planted, as on a table surface, and attempt to force each other's arm down. Also called Indian wrestling.

arm′-wres′tle v.
arm′-wres′tler n.

arm-wrestle

vb
1. (Games, other than specified) (intr) (of two people) to sit facing each other with the elbows resting on a table and clasping hands with each other, each trying to force the other's arm flat onto the table while keeping his or her own elbow touching the table
2. (Games, other than specified) (tr) (of one person) to engage in such a contest with someone
n
3. (Games, other than specified) (of two people) an instance of two people arm-wrestling
4. a contest or sporting match that is difficult to win
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Just as in the Australia game in November it showed we can win an arm-wrestle, we can hang in there, we can find a way to win and that's an important habit to have," he said.
That said, we put ourselves into a bit of an arm-wrestle with them up front, and once we'd done that and they got a foothold in the game, we weren't able to put them to bed.
If we get dragged into an arm-wrestle, I'm sure we can cope with it, but we don't want to do that.
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Ireland won't want to get drawn into an arm-wrestle but they can take advantage of any uncertainty in the Welsh ranks after a poor run of form and with key players missing.
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If you try and play an arm-wrestle kind of game, it's going to be tough, especially at their place.
Here, Republicans and Democrats arm-wrestle issues all the time and spend years getting anything passed for our people.
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