As a result, more couples are willing to reach settlements instead of slugging it out in court for years.
In 2010, he served a year in prison for felony assault after slugging his way through a bar fight.
But most of us are still probably better off slugging it out ourselves—without a lawyer.
Consider southern Virginia, where no fewer than five Tea Party candidates are slugging it out in the House primary.
Eventually Guy lost his mount as well, and the two men got down to a slugging match with their swords.
Remember how many are condemning you by their diligence, while you are slugging away your time.
They were over him and around him, slugging, kicking, and pushing.
Showed it by slugging the inventor quietly and efficiently and packing the apparatus in the big suitcase he had brought.
The watchbirds are too busy guarding cars and slugging spiders.
I can do the slugging; I've proved it a time or two in the past.
"shell-less land snail," 1704, originally "lazy person" (early 15c.); related to sluggard.
"lead bit," 1620s, perhaps a special use of slug (n.1), perhaps on some supposed resemblance. Meaning "token or counterfeit coin" first recorded 1881; meaning "strong drink" first recorded 1756, perhaps from slang fire a slug "take a drink," though it also may be related to Irish slog "swallow." Journalism sense is from 1925, originally a short guideline for copy editors at the head of a story.
"deliver a hard blow with the fist," 1862, from slug (n.3). Related: Slugged; slugging. Slugging-match is from 1878.
(also slug down): The crowd cheered and jeered and slugged beers (1940s+)
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr the resemblance of a lump of metal to the snail-like creature the slug; the earliest attested US sensesare''goldnugget,lumpofcrudemetal'';thedrink and drinking senses appear to be derived fr phrases like fire a slug and cast a slug, ''take a drink of liquor,'' found as metaphors in late 18th-century British sources, and may be fr Irish slog, ''a drink, a swallow'']
[fr British dialect slog, probably ultimately fr Old English slagan, cognate with German schlagen]