Definition of square go in English:

square go


  • An unarmed brawl.

    ‘I would not rate Begbie that highly in a square go, without his assortment of stanley knives’
    • ‘Acting on his own initiative, he offered to settle any differences between the Diary and his union via a square go.’
    • ‘But there were widespread reports last week that the Parliament minister had invited Mr Kerr outside for a square go.’
    • ‘The problem is that, while baffling his opponents with his refusal to put up his fists and indulge in a square go, he has also bemused the voters.’
    • ‘There was one wee altercation but no Glasgow wedding would be complete without a square go in the arboretum.’
    • ‘But then team-mates Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer, had a spectacular square go on the field and Lauren Robert and Craig Bellamy went walkabout.’
    brawl, fracas, melee, row, rumpus, confrontation, skirmish, sparring match, exchange, struggle, tussle, scuffle, altercation, wrangle, scrum, clash, disturbance
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