tangle with someone/something

tangle with (someone or something)

To fight, argue, or engage in a dispute with someone or something. I wouldn't tangle with them if I were you. They've got so much money that you'll never stand a chance in court. My brother always had a habit of tangling with kids much bigger than him. Trust me, she is not one to tangle with.
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tangle with someone/something

in. to quarrel or fight with someone or something. It’s like tangling with a grizzly.