a battle of wits

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a battle of wits

A competition in which opponents attempt to gain victory or an advantage over each other using their intelligence. The two young geniuses entered into a battle of wits as they competed for first place in the national trivia championship. As each candidate tried to defend his stance on the hot-button issue, a battle of wits began as they each produced seemingly endless lists of statistics to support their views.
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a battle of wits

If a competition or disagreement is a battle of wits, each person involved in it uses their intelligence to beat their opponents. With chess you're involved in a battle of wits from start to finish.
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a battle of ˈwits

a competition, an argument or a struggle where each side uses their ability to think quickly to try to win: It’s a battle of wits between the hero and the villain.
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CYBERCHASE follows the animated adventures of the Cybersquad kids--Jackie, Matt and Inez--as they travel from the real world to the virtual vistas of cyberspace along with wise-cracking cyberbird Digit and face off with various bad guys in all-out battles of wits.