war of words


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war of words

A lengthy argument characterized by verbal exchanges. The union boss got into a war of words with management over the unfair treatment of the workers.
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a war of words

JOURNALISM
COMMON A war of words is an argument between two people or groups, in which both sides criticize each other angrily. Both players are involved in a war of words in the press, each blaming the other for the situation. A war of words has blown up over who is to blame for a confrontation between police and fans outside the venue.
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a war of words

a prolonged debate which is conducted by means of the spoken or printed word.
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a ˌwar of ˈwords

a fierce argument or disagreement over a period of time between two or more people or groups: the political war of words over tax
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In a tweet on Tuesday, Zaidi criticized Karachi politicians of engaging in a needless 'war of words' and urged his party men in the PTI 'to ignore the useless chatter and keep their eye on the ball.'
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