Many states are caught up in a tug-of-war between the will of law enforcement and concerned citizens and legislators.
In the novel, the tug-of-war over purity is never fully resolved either.
The Obama team lets Congress take the lead and there, the lobbyists play their game of tug-of-war with the public interest.
It was after one of his nights with Rachel that the tug-of-war over Josh turned deadly.
The tug-of-war now begins, either class being pitted against the other.
The tug-of-war team, of which I was a member, was quite as successful as the oarsmen.
Moti was for all the world like the "anchor man" on a tug-of-war team.
It had all the characteristics of a tug-of-war, and irresistibly he was drawn over the line.
It is the anchor in a tug-of-war who does the head work for the team.
They were having a tug-of-war and it was hardly a fair battle.