Definition of slanging match in English:

slanging match


  • A prolonged exchange of insults.

    ‘the marriage descended into a public slanging match’
    • ‘So I'm going to try and put an end to the stupid slanging matches.’
    • ‘I don't think I particularly want to end up in a slanging match between privatisation and public ownership.’
    • ‘Far from the stand-up rows and slanging matches of previous months, councillors kept their voices low, and largely, their comments to themselves.’
    • ‘He didn't want to be drawn into a public slanging match.’
    • ‘In an industry in which public slanging matches are commonplace, such comments would not merit much attention.’
    • ‘Senior church figures are still concerned that the conference in Britain may degenerate into a public slanging match if the row over gay bishops is not resolved.’
    • ‘Bruno rarely became involved with slanging matches before his bouts.’
    • ‘It sounds much more civilised than the slanging matches we have in the houses of parliament.’
    • ‘He said: ‘Nothing of any value is achieved either by slanging matches or by a stubborn refusal to learn from experience.’’
    • ‘We are not prepared to enter into a slanging match with Paul.’
    argument, row, fight, disagreement, difference of opinion, dissension, falling-out
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