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turf war

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1. a dispute between criminals or gangs over the right to operate within a particular area
2. any dispute in which one party seeks to obtain increased rights or influence
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Noun1.turf war - a bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rightsturf war - a bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rights; "a turf war erupted between street gangs"; "the president's resignation was the result of a turf war with the board of directors"
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
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Bernard Garner, director general of transport group Nexus, summed it up so well: "If these bus company managers had spent more time on the quality of service they offered passengers, and less time bouncing between turf wars and secret deals, then the region might have a better bus service.
William Gaillard said: "There is no doubt that turf wars have damaged English football and the FA is probably in a weaker spot than any other FA in Europe - probably the result of the overwhelming power of professional football especially as expressed by the Premier League and Football League.
Owner Mark Banks said he was carrying the knotted sock with weights inside it because he had been caught up in a series of turf wars between rival ice creammen.
Gleaned from footage shot over the course of three years, the high-definition film captures the Druid pack's turf wars with rival clans, its exile, and eventual return to power.
Detectives Freamon (Clarke Peters) and Moreland (Wendell Pierce) are suspicious of the curious lack of corpses as drug lords' turf wars continue apace.
Not turf wars, but these sordid happenings caused Goss's resignation without any explanation and no replacement at the time, alleges Mulcahey.
They jostle for tax dollars, fight turf wars, even spy on each other.
That's what should be driving councillors, not petty turf wars.
Gangs have been waging turf wars in the area but Det Supt Maureen Boyle said: "This is thought to be a spontaneous incident, not a pre-planned altercation.
It seems all's fair in love and war for Safeway and Asda--both want customers to wed in their stores as their Scottish turf wars take a surreal turn.
DRUGS gangs are fighting turf wars in South Wales's cities and valleys as they vie to control the lucrative trade in heroin and other drugs.
EVERY successful television docu-soap needs viewers to be fascinated by at least one character and a cast list of potential stars-in-the-making was introduced when the racing-based Turf Wars started on BBC2 on Friday evening.