do battle

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do battle

To fight or argue with someone or something. Once politics are mentioned at family dinners, everyone starts doing battle. Oh, I've done battle with the principal about my curriculum many times before—I'm not worried.
See also: battle
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do/join ˈbattle (with somebody)

fight, compete or argue (with somebody): A group of local parents have decided to join battle with the council about their decision to close two of the town’s schools.
See also: battle, join
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King Uriens was there, a kind-faced old man with a subdued look; and also the son, Sir Uwaine le Blanchemains, in whom I was, of course, interested on account of the tradition that he had once done battle with thirty knights, and also on account of his trip with Sir Gawaine and Sir Marhaus, which Sandy had been aging me with.
Now while he lay and wondered, the mouth of the cave was darkened, and through it entered that same lad who had done battle with the lioness and been overthrown by her, bearing a dead buck upon his shoulders.
ONE day after Saints and Wigan have done battle at Langtree Park, another St Helens/ Wigan derby, lesser in stature but no less keenly contested, takes place at Moss Lane.
Patent fights are not uncommon in the mobile device space, where nearly every major manufacturer has done battle with cither a competitor or a patent troll at one point or another.
"I've done Battle Mountain and leave with memories of a great experience.
He said: "This must be the first time in around 20 years that the two clubs have done battle, and it's sure to be an emotional night for quite a few supporters.
KATIE Taylor and Russian Sofya Ochigava have done battle on three occasions - but today will their toughest fight to date.
Bent, 26, has said he and his squad have already done battle against other teams.
THE Gordon Ramseys and Delia Smiths of the future have done battle at a competition to find the area's best young chef.
Levein would love to chat with fellow managers after their teams have done battle but it never happens.
These two famous rugby clubs first clashed on October 19, 1896 and, since 1921, they have done battle for a one-off mascot.
HE HAS defeated the Green Goblin and done battle with Dr Octopus, but Spider-Man was no match for Will Smith at the box office this weekend.
'Twas indeed a famous victory, achieved, as Power reminds us, only after seven generations of clerics, trustees and parents had done battle with Ontario's anti-Catholic establishment.
Over the years, comic book superheroes have confronted and done battle with numerous breeds of villainy: evil aliens, diabolical thieves, and mad scientists.
For decades the Burmese government has done battle with a variety of insurgent ethnic guerrilla groups, all of which desire autonomy.