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hissing match

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hissing match

noun phrase

A disagreeable confrontation; spat: refused to get into a hissing match with former union director Marvin Miller

[1990s+; probably a euphemism for pissing contest]

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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