be at it hammer and tongs(redirected from are at it hammer and tongs)
be at it hammer and tongs
To do something or perform some task with tremendous fervor, determination, energy, or forcefulness. An allusion to the force with which a blacksmith strikes metal using his or her hammer and tongs. What started as a minor disagreement has escalated into a heated argument, and the two have been at it hammer and tongs ever since.
be/go at it hammer and tongs(informal)
to do something, especially to argue, with a lot of energy or violence You should have heard last night's argument - they were at it hammer and tongs till four o'clock this morning.