slanging match
noun Date: 1896 chiefly British a heated exchange of abuse

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • slanging match — slanging .match n BrE informal an angry argument in which people insult each other …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slanging match — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a prolonged exchange of insults …   English terms dictionary

  • slanging match — n argument, row, quarrel, dispute, shouting match FORMAL altercation COLLOQ. argy bargy, barney, set to, spat * * * ▶ noun (informal). See quarrel noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • slanging match — [[t]slæ̱ŋɪŋ mætʃ[/t]] slanging matches N COUNT A slanging match is an angry quarrel in which people insult each other. [BRIT] They conducted a public slanging match on television. Syn: row …   English dictionary

  • slanging match — UK [ˈslæŋɪŋ ˌmætʃ] / US noun [countable] Word forms slanging match : singular slanging match plural slanging matches British an argument in which people insult each other …   English dictionary

  • slanging match — noun (C) BrE informal an angry argument in which people insult each other: They got into a bit of a slanging match in the pub …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • slanging match — /ˈslæŋɪŋ ˌmætʃ/ (say slanging .mach) noun a quarrelsome exchange, especially of abuse …   Australian English dictionary

  • slanging match — slang|ing match [ slæŋıŋ ,mætʃ ] noun count MAINLY BRITISH an argument in which people insult each other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slanging match — noun A row; an argument in which names are called …   Wiktionary

  • slanging match — noun Brit. informal a prolonged exchange of insults …   English new terms dictionary

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