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have words (with someone)

To argue, quarrel, or speak angrily (with someone). John's having words with Danny over the phone bills he's been racking up. I'll have to have words with him if his behavior doesn't improve. It sounds like Tom and Mary are having words again.
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have words

Euph. to argue. From the sound of things, Bill and his father had words last night. We had words on the subject of money.
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have words

talk angrily; argue. euphemistic
2004 Fast Company Magazine They don't kick him out, lock horns, or have words—although Ron Harbour certainly gives them plenty of reasons.
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have/exchange ˈwords (with somebody) (about something)

(especially British English) argue or quarrel with somebody because you do not like the way they have behaved: I had to have words with him about his behaviour.They both got angry and had words.
See also: exchange, have, word