tug-of-war
noun (plural tugs-of-war) Date: 1677 1. a struggle for supremacy or control usually involving two antagonists 2. a contest in which two teams pull against each other at opposite ends of a rope with the object of pulling the middle of the rope over a mark on the ground

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