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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It is also another chance for Ferguson to cross swords with one of his old stalwarts at Aberdeen, Alex McLeish, and the United boss believes his former player is being given a harder ride by Villa fans because of his move from city rivals Birmingham.
If your anonymous source were better informed and if your chief reporter reported facts, both would have to accept that RhAG campaigns for Welshmedium educational development and not for or against any one political party while having from time to time to cross swords with one or other of the parties in one area while seeing eye to eye with the same party in another area.
SCOTLAND midfielder Gavin Rae will cross swords with one of his boyhood heroes when Dundee face Hibs at Dens Park this afternoon.