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wrangle (something) out

To work really hard to get something (often information) out of someone or something else. I know my brother is dating someone new, but I have not been able to wrangle the information out of him yet. Bill's computer is running so slow that he has to wrangle any document out of it.
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wrangle (something) out of (someone)

To work really hard to get something (often information) out of someone else. I know my brother is dating someone new, but I have not been able to wrangle the information out of him yet.
See also: of, out, wrangle

wrangle for an ass's shadow

To argue over trivial matters. The phrase derives from a Greek legend in which a traveler rents an ass and then squabbles with its owner when they both want to sit in the ass's shadow to avoid the sun. Primarily heard in UK. There's no correct way to hang Christmas lights, so quit wrangling for an ass's shadow and decorate the house already!
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wrangle with (something)

To struggle to understand, solve, or deal with something. We've been wrangling with the issue of the system overheating, but there's no clear way to get past it. I've been wrangling with immigration issues ever since I moved here in 2010.
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wrangle (with someone) (over someone or something)

to bicker or argue with someone over who will end up with someone or something. I don't want to wrangle with Kelly over the contract. I see no need to wrangle over Dolly.

wrangle (with someone) (over someone or something)

to bicker or argue with someone over who will end up with someone or something. I don't want to wrangle with Kelly over the contract. I see no need to wrangle over Dolly.

wrangle with

v.
1. To be strenuously engaged with some problem, task, or undertaking: I have been wrangling with this problem for days and still cannot solve it.
2. To quarrel noisily or angrily with someone: I couldn't sleep because my brothers were wrangling with each other all night. John is wrangling with his roommate over the phone bill.
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Apart from wrangling with UNESCO, the Lumbini trust had also run into a dispute over design with the Japan Buddhist Federation, which undertook in 1992 to carry out conservation and renovation of the Mayadevi temple.
We have agreed to stop political wrangling in order to overcome the national crisis and to restore mature politics through dialogue and cooperation,'' a joint announcement issued at the close of the meeting said.
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Back in August, after much wrangling in Sacramento, the state Legislature finally approved Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's quasi-takeover plan.
Malaysian government ended the wrangling over domestic routes between Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia last week, announcing that MAS will operate flights to more popular destinations like Penang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and others tied to its international network while AirAsia will fly the remaining routes, according to local press reports.
The Supreme Court agreed today to allow for the transfer of" Jose Padilla from a military brig to civilian custody to stand trial on terrorism charges, giving the Bush administration a victory in one round of the prolonged political and legal wrangling over Mr.
Religious and political leaders in Spain are wrangling over suggestions that the government may seek a reduction in state subsidies to the Catholic Church.
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The author motives, and political wrangling to illustrate how some therapeutic advances can be thwarted, especially in the world's poorest and most afflicted regions.
The federal government and churches involved in native residential schools negotiations are now wrangling over who should pay for "alternate dispute resolution" processes and whether the churches can guarantee that they will pay a portion of out-of-court abuse settlements.