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A strong argument that eliminates all opposition. I really want to win the debate next week, so I'm preparing a real sledge-hammer argument.
See also: argument
arguing for the sake of arguing
Continuing a disagreement solely out of obstinance. We have a potential compromise, so he's just arguing for the sake of arguing now.
arguing for the sake of arguingand arguing for the sake of argument
arguing simply to be difficult or contrary. You are just arguing for the sake ofarguing. You don't even know what the issue is. He is annoying, because he is always arguing for the sake of argument.
get into an argument (with someone) (about someone or something)and get into an argument (with someone) (over someone or something)
to enter a quarrel with someone about someone or something. I don't want to get into an argument with you about Dan. Mary got into an argument about money with Fred. I really don't want to get into an argument.
have an argument (with someone)
to argue with someone. Let's not have an argument with the boss. Tom and John had an argument.
pick a quarrel
(with someone) Go to pick a fight (with someone).
for the sake of argument
in order to consider the possibility Assume, for the sake of argument, that what she says is true.
see under pick a quarrel.
pick a quarrel
Also, pick an argument or fight . Seek an opportunity to quarrel or argue with someone. For example, I don't want to pick a quarrel with you, or Jason was always in trouble for picking fights. These terms use pick in the sense of "select." [Mid-1400s]