battle of wits

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Noun1.battle of wits - a contest in which intelligence rather than violence is usedbattle of wits - a contest in which intelligence rather than violence is used
contest - a struggle between rivals
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And British Lion Williams is looking forward to his match-up with Walker - one of 13 Ospreys who will start the game - in what he is calling "a battle of wits".
So, I'd just like to say now, while he's still here to appreciate it, that Noel Edmonds could go 10 rounds in a battle of wits with Jeremy Paxman - and still come out smiling.
places Timmy in a battle of wits, skill, and determination against his old nemesis, Mister Carbuncle, whose schemes to accelerate the depletion of the ozone layer and melt the ice around Toyland is making even Santa Claus desperate for help.