battle of the giants


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battle of the giants

A clash of two powerful people or groups. 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.
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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.
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And Gladiators take on Gladiators in Battle of the Giants, in an explosive show on Sunday, May 9.
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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.
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