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Phrases related to: conflict

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argue downTo win an argument, verbal conflict or debate.Rate it:

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back downTo take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.Rate it:

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come to terms withTo resolve a conflict with.Rate it:

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it takes two to tangleBlame is to be laid on both parties in a conflict.Rate it:

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add fuel to the fireTo worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.Rate it:

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all's fair in love and warunpleasant behavior is acceptable during love and conflict.Rate it:

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at each other's throatsIn mutual conflict.Rate it:

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boots on the groundThe ground forces actually fighting in a war or conflict, rather than troops not engaged or other military action such as air strikes.Rate it:

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come in fromTo change to a new side in a conflict; to return from a period of exclusion; to accept after a history of not accepting.Rate it:

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come to blowsTo fight; to initiate physical conflict, especially subsequent to escalating tension or antagonism.Rate it:

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dicksize warA pointless competition, dispute or conflict, often over some trivial matter.Rate it:

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enemy combatantAny person in an armed conflict who may be properly detained under the laws and customs of war.Rate it:

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fall foulTo collide; to conflict with; to attack (+ on, of, upon)Rate it:

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have it outTo argue in order to air or resolve a conflict.Rate it:

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have it outTo confront with a view to settling a conflict.Rate it:

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heads I win, tails you loseSaid to describe a conflict in which someone has a particular advantage from the start.Rate it:

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high groundA position of advantage or superiority in a conflict or competition.Rate it:

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it takes two to tangoSome things need the active cooperation of two parties; blame is to be laid on both parties in a conflict.Rate it:

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it's onA conflict is starting.Rate it:

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lock hornsTo come into conflict.Rate it:

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mano a manoA head-on conflict or direct competition; a duel.Rate it:

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no plan survives contact with the enemyIt is a reality of conflict that, after a plan against an enemy is begun, there will always be unexpected elements resulting from opposition that require improvisation and deviation from the original plan.Rate it:

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pissing matchA pointless competition, dispute or conflict, often over some trivial matter.Rate it:

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

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polite fictionA social scenario in which all participants are aware of a truth, but pretend to believe in some alternative version of events to avoid conflict or embarrassment.Rate it:

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pour gasoline on the fireTo worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.Rate it:

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shitting matchA pointless competition, dispute or conflict, often over some trivial matter.Rate it:

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thrash outTo discuss something so fully as to resolve a problem or conflict; to hammer out.Rate it:

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to the victor go the spoilsThe winner of a conflict wins additional benefits, beyond just the subject of the conflict.Rate it:

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town and gownOn one hand, the members of the city, borough, or similar community near a university and, on the other hand, the students and faculty of the university itself, especially when understood as rivals in a state of tension or conflict.Rate it:

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war of nervesWarfare or other physical conflict in which one or more combatting parties use especially demoralizing and frightening tactics to attempt to unnerve their opponents.Rate it:

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war of nervesA situation in which opposed parties refrain from direct conflict but maintain a tense, contentious relationship in which each uses annoyances or intimidating psychological tactics to attempt to dishearten and unnerve the other.Rate it:

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