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n. Slang
A row; a dispute.



a quarrel; argument; row.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dustup - an angry disputedustup - an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
difference of opinion, dispute, difference, conflict - a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
affray, altercation, fracas - noisy quarrel
pettifoggery, spat, squabble, tiff, bicker, bickering, fuss - a quarrel about petty points
bust-up - a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)
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Another dustup between interior minister Socrates Hasikos and Auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides came to the fore on Wednesday over the approval of some 800 student visas to Bangladeshi nationals.
David Uberti, writing in Monday's Columbia Journalism Review, said PBS' marketing arm, PBS Distribution, acknowledged pulling the October ad but declined further comment on the dustup.
In keeping with modifications past (this is the eighth), the new rules have triggered yet another dustup in the ongoing fight between religious liberty advocates and the Obarna administration.
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The deer dustup ended with the daring dog getting knocked to the ground and rolled over three times.
So far that explanation has done little to quell the backlash, which is likely to last at least until the next social media-fueled dustup.
A"playground" parish pump dustup in a genteel Warwickshire village has left taxpayers with a bill of thousands of pounds - after a ban on a veteran councillor was overturned following a High Court skirmish.
Steven and Michelle Gesse got into a dustup with some neighbors, who accused the former of threatening one of them with a gun.
These tiny outcroppings have little material value, and yet the dispute over their ownership has led to a major international dustup.
If NHTSA decides to open an investigation, it wouldn't be the first dustup between Toyota and the agency.