shouting match


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shouting match

A bitter argument in which two or more people shout at one another, often simultaneously. At first I thought we were just going through a rough patch in our relationship, but lately it seems like every night Janet and I get into a shouting match with each other. It might be time to end things.
See also: match, shout

a shouting match

A shouting match is an angry and uncontrolled argument or discussion about something, usually involving shouting. For a moment I thought the meeting was going to become a shouting match. Plans to expand the forest in the Northwest have turned into a shouting match between the timber industry and the environmental community.
See also: match, shout
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The shouting match was reportedly triggered by reports that President Aquino would have to eventually face future suits because the DAP projects were signed by him.
The shouting match between roofer Graeme Kelly and Alan Fraser ended when Kelly smashed Mr Fraser's jaw, magistrates at Bedlington Law Courts were told.
After giving up two home runs in the ninth innings, Myers got into a shouting match last night with a reporter, Sam Carchidi, and had to be restrained.
This month has seen Lamar Odom and Sasha Vujacic engage in a shouting match during one timeout and Brian Cook and assistant Brian Shaw do likewise.
Saddam Hussein's genocide trial in Baghdad, Iraq, was yesterday adjourned for two weeks after a stormy session during which the chief judge expelled all seven defendants after a shouting match.
The French General Assembly's regular session yesterday erupted into in an angry shouting match and was suspended abruptly when Airbus's troubles were debated.
Soon, four enormous egos are in a shouting match over who was stupidest.
It turned into this hilarious shouting match that had me running to the keg for my beers because I didn't want to miss what they were going to spew out next.
Having tried to establish this distinction, the debate on cable television and talk radio usually devolves into a shouting match where the Religious Right's representative says evolution is "just a theory"--by which he or she means it's no better than a hunch or guess, or claims that life cannot be "random" (as if that meant something evil).
That means our political conversation is likely to continue as a Crossfire-style shouting match.
One 1841 neighborly argument degenerated into a shouting match that led to four suits being brought before the Norwich ecclesiastical court.
I got into a shouting match with a colleague at lunch, raised my voice to a rabbi in a discussion group, and got physically ill while writing a letter to Robert Scheer of the Los Angeles limes, who told me that I had an "obligation to vote for Gore.
His approach puts him out of step with the shouting match that is much of today's culture, which is why A Region Not Home won't approach anything like bestsellerdom--and precisely why it should.
The Knesset, in an unprecedented debate, discussed Israel's nuclear weapons capabilities during a stormy session that escalated into a shouting match between Jewish and Arab legislators.
Here text surpasses the limitations of wall and floor space; using an intricate system of automatically advancing slide projectors, Kruger flashes white-lettered diatribes onto nearly every surface of an entirely blackened room, thus dissolving architectural solidity into the huffing syncopations of a shouting match.