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go at it hammer and tongs

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go at it hammer and tongs

verb phrase

To do something, esp to quarrel or fight, with great energy

[1833+; fr the tools of a blacksmith]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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