bunfight

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bunfight

(ˈbʌnˌfaɪt)
n
1. a tea party
2. ironic an official function
3. a petty squabble or argument
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bunfight - (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Now I am sure I am not alone in finding opening ceremonies at these global bunfights a spectacular bore going on for several days, although I am assured it is merely hours that just seem like days, and they often have a cringeworthy element of embarrassment about them.
But Cavendish will race, even though he underlined his pedigree in sprintfinish bunfights by winning two stages, and finishing second in two more, on the Giro d'Italia in May.
The arrival of gleaming new 21-inch flat screen monitor on a desktop can result in desperate bunfights as employees try to secure equivalent honours.