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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.
See also: cross, sword
References in classic literature ?
But now she had no time to speculate upon so trivial a thing, for behind her came the sudden clash of arms and she knew that Turan, the panthan, had crossed swords with the first of their pursuers.
And it seems a sort of coincidence that yesterday he actually crossed swords with poor Bulmer, and could have stuck him, too, since he showed himself the better swordsman.
With these words he drew in his turn and crossed swords with his adversary.
I always observed that their pride bitterly resented the younger brother's (as I call him) having crossed swords with a peasant, and that peasant a boy.
He has crossed swords with some very heavy people PAUL WILLIAMS crime writer on alleged fight
The Chelsea boss crossed swords with Arsene Wenger and Rafa Benitez in his first Premier League spell yet always showed Sir Alex Ferguson big respect.
The Spaniard, who frequently crossed swords with the Portuguese while at Liverpool and during the self-titled 'Special One's' first spell at Stamford Bridge, seemed to suggest Mourinho lacked humility and crossed the line of what was acceptable in order to win.
And the Fleet Street man and former Birmingham Mail hack says: "You can be sure that I will give some revealing insights not just into 'Thrasher' Mitchell but also into one or two other Ministers who I have crossed swords with in the past.
But a back-to-form Rip Van Winkle would be the best horse he's crossed swords with, and his draw - widest of all - isn't ideal.
The five-year-old crossed swords with some far more experienced rivals in the two-mile-sixfurlong mares' hurdle and drifted violently before jumping away under Ruby Walsh.
Wales captain Bellamy crossed swords with the Danish centre-half in Copenhagen on Wednesday.
Single mother Lea, 35, clashed with Nikki after she voted for her to leave, and software developer Mikey, 22, also crossed swords with Richard, 33.
A campaign has been launched to deselect an outspoken MP who has repeatedly crossed swords with a local council.
William famously crossed swords with the Earl when his uncle Edward's TV production company broke a media agreement and filmed him at university in St Andrews.
Every time I've crossed swords with a school over a lack of consultation with parents, I was wrong, I was told.