One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of people or organizations) quarrel or fight persistently.‘they were always at each other's throats’
argue, quarrel, row, have a row, bicker, squabble, have words, debate, disagree, have a disagreement, have an altercation, be at odds, bandy wordsView synonyms
- ‘Eighty years ago, T.E. Lawrence's genius was to weld a few Hejaz tribes into a biddable unit, but they were at each other's throats by the time they reached the gates of Damascus.’
- ‘Are we always going to be at each other's throats?’
- ‘They're always pictured in the history books as being at each other's throats…’
- ‘But by now Stanley and Barker were at each other's throats.’
- ‘Far from peaceably agreeing with one another, we were at each other's throats about the Schappelle Corby trial.’
- ‘Barely a week goes by when the duo are not portrayed by a voracious media as being at each other's throats.’
- ‘When I first met Josh, we were at each other's throats for a long time; we would fight, we would hate each other.’
- ‘Unfortunately, none of the mutts got on and were at each other's throats like rabid pit bulls.’
- ‘Within weeks, Lily and I - previously ensconced in an enviably stress-free marriage - were at each other's throats.’
- ‘There's an arrogant actor who thinks he's God, so everybody is at each other's throats so it's a matter of keeping everything under control.’
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