turf war

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turf war

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1. a dispute between criminals or gangs over the right to operate within a particular area
2. any dispute in which one party seeks to obtain increased rights or influence
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Noun1.turf war - a bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rightsturf war - a bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rights; "a turf war erupted between street gangs"; "the president's resignation was the result of a turf war with the board of directors"
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
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Amid a turf battle between the state's Department of Motor Vehicles and some Texas counties over who should handle vehicle registration renewals, a state lawmaker has asked Attorney General Ken Paxton to weigh in.
If you want a smooth recruiting process that goes quickly, saves you time, and most importantly provides a better window into the candidate pool, then here are a few ideas for winning the turf battle with HR.
Police said the crude bombs were recovered during an operation in Karimpur and Barosimulia village near Makhra, a region that is on the boil for the past several months following a fierce turf battle between activists owing allegiance to the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP).
Gang members hid weapons in sacks of flour and bags of chips at the Twin Peaks restaurant, where they attacked each other in a fight that was likely set off by a smoldering turf battle, Waco Police said, reports Reuters.
Others said that they did not want to be viewed as engaging in a turf battle against pharmacists.
It was a resounding victory in Springfield for the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS), which has represented doctors in a longstanding turf battle over how to address a growing shortage of medical services in rural and low-income urban neighborhoods across the state.
Another, more plausible explanation is that Americans are witnessing an old-fashioned turf battle between the executive and legislative branches of government, pumped to bursting by election-year politics.
The murder took place over a bootlegging turf battle on July 11, 2009 after which the 10 were arrested.
Inevitably, a turf battle ends in tragedy, forcing the youngsters to question whether they must embrace violence like their rivals to survive.
Ciudad Juarez is one of the world's deadliest cities, and a two-year turf battle between drug cartels has left more than 5,000 people dead.
Bill Adee, editor for digital media, told the New York Times, "We are looking forward to the local sports turf battle in the weeks and months ahead.