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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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Patna (Bihar) [India], Sep 10 ( ANI ): The Bharat Bandh called by the Congress and other opposition parties opened gates for a political slugfest over reports of the death of a two-year-old child in Bihar, allegedly due to the nationwide shutdown being observed on account of the rising fuel prices.
New Delhi [India], August 7 ( ANI ): Amid political slugfest over Assam's National Register for Citizens (NRC) draft, the Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the matter.
The incumbent Speaker twice adjourned the session due to the slugfest by Opposition parties and finally issued production orders of Zardari for appearing in the budget session.
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana)[India], June 11 (ANI): Amidst ongoing political slugfest in Telangana, Congress leaders on Tuesday staged a 'rasta-roko' protest at BN Reddy Circle here against Bhatti Vikramarka's arrest and forced hospitalisation.
Filipino boxer Romero Duno scored a tight split decision victory over Mexico's Juan Antonio Rodriguez in nine-round slugfest to claim the North American Boxing Organization lightweight title at Fantasy Springs Casino in California Thursday.
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New Delhi: Even as the slugfest between the BJP and opposition parties continues over alleged politicisation of the post-Pulwama airstrikes in Pakistans Balakot, opinion polls show that the BJP-led NDA has made substantial gains in terms of number of seats it may win if Lok Sabha elections are held now.
Questioning political parties on why they embrace the EVMs if the result is favourable to them and crying foul if it is against, he asked why they were turning the issue of EVMs into a "motivated slugfest".
Meanwhile, the election commission yesterday firmly rejected Shuja's claims and said it was examining legal action over the "motivated slugfest".
Still, Pacquiao makes it clear that he isn't issuing a forecast for his scheduled 12-round slugfest although he is keen on getting another KO victory.
Zurich: A political slugfest continues in India over alleged black money parked in Switzerland though it is the third year since Swiss banks made public a list of accounts lying dormant without any trace of owners and no claimant has come forward for those with Indian links.
Djokovic took the first set, a slugfest of deuces, with a solitary break of serve.
The British No.1 lost a five-set slugfest with Fabio Fognini yesterday where both needed medical timeouts - and play was stopped in the first set when a fan fell ill.
Governor Mutahi Kahiga urged Kenyans to support President Uhuru Kenyattas anti-graft slugfest.Mr Kahiga said the employees will undergo lifestyle audits and vetting.