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fighting talk

Speech meant to provoke a fight or confrontation. The senate candidate issued strong fighting talk to her opponent today, challenging her to an open debate on the matter of tax increases.
See also: fight, talk

fighting ˈtalk

comments or remarks that show that you are ready to fight very hard for something: What we want from the management is fighting talk.
See also: fight, talk
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The reader should not expect any particularly profound revelations in Fighting Talk. Maxims, after all, are generally accepted truths--statements generally beyond controversy.
FIGHTING TALK Colin Murray BIG NAMES Presenters Simon Mayo and Gabby Logan will be joined by Richard Bacon, Nicky Campbell and Mark Kermode
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14 in his new book Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy (Praeger, 2007): "If Thucydides, Sun Tzu, and Clausewitz Did Not Say It, It Is Probably Not Worth Saying" (p.
...That's fighting talk Biff, but honest mate, if the people of Coventry aren't putting their backsides into the paying seats at the Ricoh, what hope have we?
But there was fighting talk from his trainer Freddie Roach after `Iron Mike' flew in from Las Vegas this morning.
The metal bashing industry heard some fighting talk last night as the president of the Confederation of British Metalforming attacked the Government for ignoring the plight of manufacturing.
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The 5 Live show, Fighting Talk, broadcast from from the Liverpool ECHO Arena on Saturday, included a satirical section called 'Defend the Indefensible' in which comic Bob Mills was asked to justify the argument: "Give me 20 minutes with her and I'm pretty sure I could turn around Clare Balding."
The Blues boss admits that Espinoza, a veteran of two World Cups, is still learning the ropes of the English game although he has been impressed with the burly defender's 'fighting talk'.
This is what we so desperately need, some fighting talk, and some common sense.
SCOTT HARRISON has accused lippy rival William Abelyan of being all mouth and insisted he's using fighting talk to disguise the fact he's running SCARED.
* THE full results from last night's show will appear in our Fighting Talk column next week.
COVENTRY Bees were full of fighting talk after their first defeat in 12 home meetings at Brandon on Saturday.