Have an argument or dispute: the two leaders crossed swords
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- An intense and sometimes fiery debate resulted in councillors crossing swords on a number of occasions.
- And I'm sure our leaders have exaggerated the extent to which they enjoyed crossing swords with him.
- I don't think I'd fancy crossing swords with him in open debate.
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