tug-of-love


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tug-of-love

n
a conflict over custody of a child between divorced parents or between natural parents and foster or adoptive parents
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tug-of-love

[ˌtʌgəvˈlʌv] Nlitigio m entre padres por la custodia de los hijos (después de un divorcio etc)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tug-of-love

[ˌtʌgəvˈlʌv] n (Brit) (fam) → contesa per la custodia dei figli
tug-of-love children bambini coinvolti nella contesa per la custodia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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A HIGH Court tug-of-love dispute between a teacher and a gas engineer has been adjourned.
A five-year-old British girl who went missing with her mother in a tug-of-love dispute has been found safe and well in Russia.
THE former partner of a teacher missing with her five-year-old daughter following a family court tug-of-love dispute yesterday urged her to "come to her senses".
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THIS refers to 'Courts powerless in tug-of-love row' (GDN, July 19).