slugfest

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slugfest

1. n. a fight; a festival of slugging. They went out in the alley for a real slugfest.
2. n. a festival of arguing. The president emerged from the slugfest with control of the company still hers.
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Through at least its first half, ``The Dinner Party'' is an inventive pastiche/parody of various comic genres and sub-genres: Feydeau-esque farce (the set's two doors get slammed plenty), Ionesco-style absurdism, the genteel verbal slugfests of Noel Coward and, of course, Simon's own Catskills brand of hit-and-miss comic shtick.
That means lots of slashing, vicious slugfests on the lam.
We watched earlier games today and they were slugfests.