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a man among men

A man who is particularly special, outstanding, or otherwise noteworthy when compared to other men. Sal's a natural leader, a man among men. People really listen to him. I don't want some average Joe filling this position—I want a man among men. The best of the best.
See also: among, man, men

a woman among women

A woman who is particularly special, outstanding, or otherwise noteworthy when compared to other women. Aiesha is a natural leader, a woman among women—people really listen to her. I don't want any old fool filling this position. I want a woman among women—the best of the best!
See also: among, woman, women

fight among yourselves/ourselves/themselves

To argue or bicker within a certain group of people. I have nothing to do with this, so you guys can fight among yourselves.

get amongst it

To start doing something, especially with eagerness or enthusiasm. Primarily heard in Australia. Let's get amongst it—time's ticking!
See also: amongst, get

put the cat amongst the pigeons

To do or say something that is likely to cause alarm, controversy, or unrest among a lot of people. Primarily heard in UK. The prime minister's casual remarks about the role of ethnicity in unemployment numbers has predictably put the cat amongst the pigeons on both sides of the political spectrum. We didn't want to put the cat amongst the pigeons, so we decided not to mention the bomb threat until we knew for certain that it was legitimate.
See also: amongst, cat, pigeon, put
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fight amongst

or fight among
v.
To engage in mutual hostilities; squabble. Used reflexively: The siblings fought amongst themselves constantly. During our meetings, we always fight among ourselves.
See also: amongst, fight
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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