cut and thrust


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cut and thrust

n
1. (Fencing) fencing using both the blade and the point of a sword
2. (in argument, debate, etc) a lively and spirited exchange of ideas or opinions
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CUT AND THRUST, who contests the 7f handicap at Lingfield this afternoon, will be trainer Mark Wellings' final runner, writes James Burn.
Cut And Thrust will be trainer Mark Wellings' last runner
It's going to be extremely interesting this time around to see if people still appreciate the cut and thrust of big business at a time when the country is in deep recession.