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pissing war

An immature dispute over some trivial matter.

Etymology:

  • The phrase is derived from the territorial behaviour of certain animals, such as male cats, which mark territorial claims with urine.
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We didn't do any press because we were just going to get in a pissing war [...] -- Matt Stone, creator of South Park, in an interview with CNN.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'pissing war':

pissing warAn often vicious conflict in which combatants contend for dominance over certain territory.
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