slugfest

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slugfest

1. A fight in which two or more participants punch with their bare hands; a fistfight. A portmanteau of "slug" (meaning "to punch") and "festival." The arguing led to pushing and shoving, which eventually led to an all-out slugfest. She came away from the slugfest with a black eye and a broken hand.
2. A particularly intense or heated argument between two or more people in which points, rebuttals, accusations, etc., are exchanged back and forth. The senator is bracing for a slugfest when she puts her proposal before Congress for a vote. The case has truly been a slugfest between the two large companies' teams of lawyers.

slugfest

1. n. a fight; a festival of slugging. They went out in the alley for a real slugfest.
2. n. a festival of arguing. The president emerged from the slugfest with control of the company still hers.
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The duel between Liverpool and City is what will set this year apart - Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have gone toe to toe in the ultimate slug fest.
IANS New Delhi The Congress and the Modi government were on Friday involved in a slug fest over the Rafale deal after a news report claimed that the PMO ran a parallel negotiation with the French government in 2015.
He then sealed the deal with three winners in the tenth game to come out on top of another slug fest, which lasted one hour and 56 minutes.
Boris Becker beats John McEnroe 1987 (6H 21M)- Boris and John engaged in a slug fest in the Davis Cup.
'I put so much training into my craft to demonstrate to people that boxing is not just a slug fest, but a chess game,' she previously told Daily Mail Australia.
The Dawgs pounded the Ramblers 9-1 in Saturday's slug fest. Katelyn Massa had three RBIs to account for one-third of the team's runs.
'The Caveman' Shawn Kenny was the next Liverpudlian to step into the Octagon, as he took on the 'German Viking' Ruben Wolf in what turned out to be an absolute slug fest.
In the past you got away, Senator Zubiri and you almost got into a slug fest.'
Expect a winning weight in the 90-pound range to take the $100,000 top prize in this 4-day big bass slug fest. Sight fishing, particularly on Lake George, could produce as it did for Alton Jones when he won on the river in 2012.
However, no new case has been lodged since AAP government and L-G Najeeb Jung got engaged in a never ending slug fest over control of ACB.
So unless this final is a great departure from previous all-French finals it will be a slug fest up front for a good hour before anything remotely exciting happens.
"I am prepared for an all round fight, maybe even a slug fest.
"What started as a slug fest has emerged into a love fest," joked Lowe.
1 performed arguably the greatest physical feat witnessed in tennis at the Australian Open last year when, after a near-five-hour slug fest with Andy Murray in the semifinals, he outlasted Rafael Nadal in an epic close to six-hour final.
The battle over the Lords has become an unedifying slug fest, and as yet Carwyn's call for a federal institution along the lines of the Senate is a far smaller voice in the UK than his rivals, it would be a brave man who bet on it becoming a reality.