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.
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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.
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.
He's already done battle against both political correctness and the media.
These two famous rugby clubs first clashed on October 19, 1896 and, since 1921, they have done battle for a one-off mascot.
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.
Over the years, several law firms have done battle with the IRS over the deductibility of litigation costs related to contingent fee arrangements.
The pair will line-up in Liverpool on Sunday for the opening stage of the race, which concludes in London a week later, having done battle on just a handful of occasions this year.
It is to Pot Three Capello must look if he is to be pitched into a contest against the oldest of enemies, who have not done battle since 1999 when a brave Scotland second-leg fightback at Wembley only just failed to rip a place at Euro 2000 from England's grasp.