cross swords with (one)

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cross swords with (one)

To fight or argue with one. I only crossed swords with Danielle because we have different approaches to the experiment.
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To cross swords with such a man--to indulge his humour unless upon extremity--would be weak indeed.'
Summary: Moscow [Russia], June 16 (ANI): Lionel Messi-led Argentina will look to make an early statement when they cross swords with debutants Iceland in their opening match of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup here at the Spartak Stadium on Saturday.
SUPER-COOL Kilcoo will cross swords with old adversaries Crossmaglen in the Ulster semi-final after a 19 point rout yesterday.
SIR - My only qualification in art is an O-level certificate, circa 1949, so I should not cross swords with three artistic luminaries such as the editor of an arts journal, a Cardiff artist and the chief executive of a public art think tank ("Critic feels bronzed off with our army of statues", April 20).
YOUNG swashbucklers at a County Durham primary school are heading for London next weekend to cross swords with some of the best fencers in the country.
(Richard Hayler, general secretary, BGRB, replies: I don't want to cross swords with Chris, who I have a great deal of respect for, and I don't dispute the figures in his letter.
But she could cross swords with Chancellor Gordon Brown as the Treasury faces calls to cap the bill at pounds 5billion.
SKIPPER David Beckham can't wait to cross swords with former Manchester United mate Dwight Yorke when England take on Trinidad and Tobago.
7.30am: Slovenia will be looking to the Republic of Ireland for inspiration when they cross swords with South Africa today.
The dual Derby hero is one of six contenders for O'Brien while Sir Michael Stoute's Golan, beaten into second and third behind the unbeaten son of Sadler's Wells at Epsom and the Curragh, could cross swords with the Irish ace once again.
Angus is enjoying movie stardom with a string of top roles, but he'll have to be careful not to cross swords with the Darling Buds of May star...
The Indian, who has now guaranteed herself a medal after reaching the last-four, will now cross swords with China's Chen Yufei for a place in the summit showdown.
CORAL made Harbinger 7-4 to beat stablemate Workforce (2-5) after it was confirmed he will cross swords with the Derby winner in next month's Ascot's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
SIR - I would normally be very reluctant to cross swords with your veteran and informed correspondent Mr Steve DubA over Carmarthen matters, but his article on Carmarthen (December 31) concerning a new development that will involve the closure of one of the two cross-town routes was incorrect.
I AM loathe to cross swords with a man I much respect and who, I believe, is the best chief executive the National Trainers' Federation have ever had, but Rupert Arnold should know better than to accuse me of telling "complete untruths".