the cut and thrust of

the cut and thrust of something

the different opinions expressed with enthusiasm I don't mind the cut and thrust of argument, but I prefer friendlier and more relaxed conversation.
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the cut and thrust of something

lively discussion or activity James enjoys the cut and thrust of debating.
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It's going to be extremely interesting this time around to see if people still appreciate the cut and thrust of big business at a time when the country is in deep recession.