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trade blows

To fight, either physically or verbally. Typically said of two people who are evenly matched and thus able to continually exchange punches or barbs. The boxers traded blows all through the first round. Somebody needs to stop this debate, or these politicians will trade blows all night!
See also: blow, trade
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His main opposition appears to be another Warwickshirebased novice with a talented young trainer in Olly Murphy's St Gallen - and the two are likely to be trading blows more often in future.
Columbian's game against NorthPort in the PBA Commissioner's Cup was, by all means, a cardiac affair with the two teams trading blows up until the last second of the match.
The Trump administration and China have been (http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/04/news/economy/trump-china-us-tariffs-trade-timeline/index.html) trading blows in the forms of tariffs and other trade threats for months now, leading to concerns of a full-blown trade war in the near future.
FORMULA ONE LEWIS HAMILTON moved to the top of the order in second practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after trading blows with Sebastian Vettel in the season's final round.
MODEL Amber Rose had buried the hatchet with Kim Kardashian after years of trading blows on social media - but it seems she has already changed her tune.
Stuck in the middle are the workers and the unions pointing out the obvious It's time for both governments to stop trading blows and work together to ease the pain.
Harry Scott (left) trading blows with the legendary Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter in 1965
We are sick and tired of trading blows with lies and statistics.
He added that before he knew it, they were having a full-blown fight, rolling around on the ground, trading blows, adding that onlookers had to pull them apart before things got really bad.
For the second time in four years they are trading blows for the prize of a place among the second tier of seeds for next month's 2015 World Cup draw.
They trailed 4-2 at the break before trading blows throughout the second half in a thrilling end-to-end tie.
REPUBLICAN front-runner Mitt Romney and president Barack Obama are trading blows as though the former Massachusetts governor has already locked up his party's nomination.
Vale's Craig Halliday and Glens' Chic Connolly were sent off and began trading blows as they reached the dressing-room.
Contestants face a two-month training regime with some of the region's top coaches as they prepare to battle it out with their business rivals in the North West's white-collar boxing event, Trading Blows.