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slanging match

n
Brit a dispute in which insults and accusations are made by each party against the other
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slanging match

noun (Brit.) quarrel, row, argument, set-to (informal), barney (informal), spat, altercation, ding-dong, argy-bargy (Brit. informal), battle of words They conducted a public slanging match on television.
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slanging match

n (Brit) → Wettschimpfen nt; they were having a slanging matchsie beschimpften sich um die Wette (inf)

slanging match

[ˈslæŋɪŋˌmætʃ] n (Brit) (fam) → rissa verbale
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Never mind slanging matches with your own fans, how about a win on the road?
There'd be no long queues snaking around the airport, no children running riot or slanging matches with check-in assistants, and definitely no angry tourists repacking their cases when they weigh over the limit.
According to the report, the intervening years had been characterized by bitter rows and public slanging matches.
Could it have been her scummy choice of boyfriends or her low-rent slanging matches on Twitter - not to mention THAT sex tape?
Even matches involving the youngest of players can descend into slanging matches between rival sets of fans, while the players themselves can occasionally be seen emulating their overpaid TV heroes.
The girls play music to one another in solitary, enjoy games of midnight tenpin bowling, become embroiled in slanging matches with customers at the local ice cream parlour and break into the office of Dr Wick to sneak a peek at their psychiatric evaluations.
She, and they, should know that slanging matches in the public gaze rarely achieve any meaningful progress.
When Ant and Dec broke the news that Lynn was for the chop, mouthy Yank Janice Dickinson - who had many slanging matches with her - could not hide her glee.
Cary Cooper, Professor of Psychology and Health at Lancaster University and an expert in occupational stress, insists he must shun further slanging matches over the next fortnight.
It is time for both parties to take a leap of faith, get round the table and stop the public slanging matches.
And he warned his own party not to get involved in slanging matches with new Tory leader David Cameron, urging MPs to wait and see what he did
The Archbishop is right that in the past the liberals have just resorted to slanging matches against people who hold to the truth of the Bible,' he said.