Exchanging words - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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exchange words (with someone)
To argue, quarrel, or speak angrily (with someone). John exchanged words with Danny over the phone bills he's been racking up. I'll have to exchange words with him if his behavior doesn't improve. It sounds like Tom and Mary are exchanging words again.
have/exchange ˈwords (with somebody) (about something) (especially British English) argue or quarrel with somebody because you do not like the way they have behaved: I had to have words with him about his behaviour. ♢ They both got angry and had words.