argy-bargy

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argy-bargy

slang Loud arguing or discussion. Primarily heard in UK. Our neighbors are having marital problems, so we're subjected to their argy-bargy every night.
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Examples include "argybargy", from "argle-bargle" ("trouble, argument"); "back-end" ("end of a season or year"); "midden" ("communal bin or just bin"); "muckman" ("binman"); "skelp" ("smack or slap"); "wynd" ("lane").
Not content with Dickensian-style toilet facilities, full-on exposure to the vicissitudes of the Tyneside weather, and the pushing, crushing and general argybargy of a terraced crowd, you were on your hind legs for 90 minutes-plus.
He would probably miss the argybargy of the everyday decision-making and the competitiveness of a Saturday afternoon, but at some point that leaves you, that aggression won't last forever.
Doyle, voted by her peers as Team GB captain at last year's World Championships in London, knows her event is as much about argybargy as timing and tactics.
He added Hey had the knife in his hand and the victims were injured in a row described as "argybargy, pushing and shoving, grappling".
Giving his account of the incident, the then 33-year-old New Zealander - who freely admitted to sledging his young opponent during the match - said there had been "a bit of argybargy".
Had a little argybargy with Cattermole and Gestede to sort out on the final whistle and that might not be the end of that incident.
There's no argybargy or pushing either, it's all very civilised and people are patient with those whose inexperience on skis mean they take a bit more time.
Huge punch-ups on the pitch are a great test for rugby reporters' powers of understatement - who can forget commentator Bill McLaren's "little bit of argybargy" - and special mention must go to the Yorkshire Evening Post writer's attempt to skip over the violent scenes with a pithy "the game turned ugly after 50 minutes".
Referee Willie Collum rightfully produced the red card and Taylor was involved in a bit of argybargy with the Hamilton supporters at the end after they accused him of faking injury.
Unfortunately, even decent stage work is now infected by the soap opera disease of argybargy angst.
BIRMINGHAM's former and present owners engaged in verbal argybargy after police ruled out a criminal investigation into alleged "financial irregularities"at St Andrew's.
In my opinion, what went on is best forgotten because most of the argybargy that took place is part and parcel of the game.
Glenn Tilbrook, "Another Nail In My Heart" (Squeeze, Argybargy).