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trade blows

To fight, either physically or verbally. Typically said of two people who are evenly matched and thus able to continually exchange punches or barbs. The boxers traded blows all through the first round. Somebody needs to stop this debate, or these politicians will trade blows all night!
See also: blow, trade
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The pair were locked on 31 points at the top but something had to give as they duo traded blows at The Geufron.
But Ferrari responded in the day's second running as the top two teams traded blows once more.
The two teams traded blows up until the 1:25 mark when Aljun Melecio sank a booming triple to give La Salle a 74-71 lead.
Newcastle's back-court players dominated the first-half scoring as the two sides traded blows.
Campaigners in the battle over Britain's membership of the EU have traded blows over the recruitment to one of the main pro-withdrawal groups of the author of a detailed plan for life after Europe.
His next bout simply added to the roll call of illustrious champions he had traded blows with, losing a close eight round decision to future world champion Alan Minter.
With Nadal guaranteed top spot in the group and Ferrer eliminated it could have been a non-event but for two hours and 37 minutes they traded blows.
However, Seamus Cahill has steered BALLYMAC BROGAN and Southfield Jock to the decider and these smart kennelmates have traded blows in the preliminaries.
LABOUR and the Tories traded blows over party funding as the latest figures saw David Cameron receive million more in donations to his election war chest than Ed Miliband.
LABOUR and the Tories traded blows as battle commenced in earnest ahead of May's General Election.
London, Nov 24 ( ANI ): Liverpool and Everton traded blows almost from the first whistle during their Premier League clash at Goodison Park on Saturday before both took a point at its conclusion, drawing 3-3 in the match.
BARRISTERS and solicitors traded blows - and raised PS28,000 for charity.
The pair notoriously traded blows in Munich in February, when they clashed at a press conference which followed Chisora's loss to Vitali Klitschko.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: David Cameron and Nick Clegg traded blows over electoral reform as the referendum battle began in earnest.
Summary: Electoral reform has put a firm divide between the PM and his Deputy as both traded blows on introducing the alternative vote system.