cross swords with

cross swords with somebody

to argue with someone We don't always agree, in fact I've crossed swords with her several times at committee meetings.
See also: cross, sword
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To cross swords with such a man--to indulge his humour unless upon extremity--would be weak indeed.
SUPER-COOL Kilcoo will cross swords with old adversaries Crossmaglen in the Ulster semi-final after a 19 point rout yesterday.
Trainer David Hayes is expecting an improved showing if he does line up at Newmarket on July 9, where he is likely to cross swords with Aidan O'Brien's Golden Jubilee winner Starspangledbanner, a former rival in their native Australia.
It's a great opportunity to cross swords with Scotland's only Tory.
I WISH to cross swords with Bill Armer about his letter of July 7.
SIR - My only qualification in art is an O-level certificate, circa 1949, so I should not cross swords with three artistic luminaries such as the editor of an arts journal, a Cardiff artist and the chief executive of a public art think tank ("Critic feels bronzed off with our army of statues", April 20).
YOUNG swashbucklers at a County Durham primary school are heading for London next weekend to cross swords with some of the best fencers in the country.
Richard Hayler, general secretary, BGRB, replies: I don't want to cross swords with Chris, who I have a great deal of respect for, and I don't dispute the figures in his letter.
But she could cross swords with Chancellor Gordon Brown as the Treasury faces calls to cap the bill at pounds 5billion.
Along the way, they cross swords with a pigeon-breeding neo-Nazi playwright; a screamingly gay director with the worst possible taste in .
30am: Slovenia will be looking to the Republic of Ireland for inspiration when they cross swords with South Africa today.
The dual Derby hero is one of six contenders for O'Brien while Sir Michael Stoute's Golan, beaten into second and third behind the unbeaten son of Sadler's Wells at Epsom and the Curragh, could cross swords with the Irish ace once again.
Angus is enjoying movie stardom with a string of top roles, but he'll have to be careful not to cross swords with the Darling Buds of May star.
CORAL made Harbinger 7-4 to beat stablemate Workforce (2-5) after it was confirmed he will cross swords with the Derby winner in next month's Ascot's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
SKIPPER David Beckham can't wait to cross swords with former Manchester United mate Dwight Yorke when England take on Trinidad and Tobago.