a battle of wills

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a battle of wills

A competition in which opposing sides are unrelenting in their attempts to achieve a particular outcome. Each refusing to compromise, the husband and wife entered into a battle of wills as they attempted to negotiate their divorce settlement.
See also: battle, of

a battle of wills

a situation in which there are two competing people or groups, and both sides are equally determined to get what they want I'm sure there was some point to the original dispute but it's become a battle of wills over the months.
See also: battle, of