battle of the giants


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battle of the giants

A conflict or competition between two or more powerful people, groups, or entities. Those are the two best teams in the league this year, so the championship game will really be a battle of the giants.
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battle of the giants

a contest between two pre-eminent parties.
This expression may be a reference to the battle between the giants and gods in Greek mythology.
See also: battle, giant, of
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RB says: Nonsense, no battle of the giants is complete without a giant tantrum from one or preferably both of the giants' managers.
They clash head-on with top northern club Sheffield Stars at the neutral venue of Stoke in a true "battle of the giants" where they aim to make history.
This battle of the giants on the race track will send the image of diesels soaring even higher and it is likely that the oil-burning Audi TT coupe will take to the roads in 2008.
These are the biggest vegetables grown this year, competing in the Battle of the Giants at the National Amateur Gardening Show at the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, September 6-8.
It's gone down in local folklore as the ''Battle of the Giants."
Sir Michael Stoute makes few mistakes, but his decision to remove Julian Wilson from the bowling was greeted with disbelief by the Anthony Bromley XI as they gained an epic victory over the trainer's side in the battle of the giants at Chippenham, north of Newmarket, on Thursday afternoon.
Favourites for the battle of the giants in San Diego are the defending champions, the Packers.
There are also invectives against ministers of Arcadius, two poems addressed to Serena (Stilicho's wife), two epithalamiums (nuptial poems), a delightful De sene Veronensi ("Old Man of Verona"), and Gigantomachia ("Battle of the Giants").
BATTLE OF THE GIANTS ANDY MURRAY takes on 6ft 8in Kevin Anderson today and here's the Scot's record against other giants.
MATT SMITH inched above Doncaster defender Rob Jones in a crucial battle of the giants last night.
Then we had the battle of the giants, that's to say, trade unions against government and in the end there were no winners only losers.
Alternatively if you're just an out and out politics buff you'll undoubtedly be drawn by the battle of the giants, Boris Johnson trying to outwit his predecessor Ken Livingstone and two other candidates Brian Paddick and Jenny Jones.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT won the battle of the giants on Court Two, crushing Dinara Safina in under an hour.
Max Mirnyi, at 6ft 5in, is not used to being dwarfed on the tennis court but he walked tall against the towering Croatian in the tournament's biggest- ever battle of the giants.
The expected battle of the giants between Stewart Boswell and Rodney Durbach took 73 minutes with the Australian winning for Priory 5-9, 9-6, 6-9, 9-2, 9-7 - his 19th consecutive win in the league.
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