bun fight


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bun fight

1. A loud gathering, often a tea party or other formal gathering. Primarily heard in UK. I hope that bun fight in the next room quiets down. They are being so noisy that we can't enjoy our tea in here!
2. An angry and/or impassioned exchange. A: "How long has this bun fight been going on?" B: "I don't know. It feels like they've been arguing for hours!"
See also: bun, fight
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