Perhaps thanks to the surf and turf and the stellar Bordeaux and Sauvignon Blanc, there were no lost tempers.
CIA veterans are the most determined protectors of their turf, and they want to be protected by one of their own.
They tend to focus instead on protecting their turf in various neighborhoods and housing projects.
Obama traveled to Tampa Wednesday to meet with Austin about the ISIS strategy on his own turf.
It is necessary for British police to request the Portuguese authorities allow them to operate on their turf.
Here he became noted for his great fondness for horses and the turf.
Under this stone, or under this sill, Or under this turf, &c.
Strain a line tight, cutting the turf lengthways, at equal distances, from twelve to eighteen inches.
Afterwards, working together, it was easy to shift the turf and soil.
For the Temple stands on a platform of turf at the extreme point of the spur of table-land.
Old English turf, tyrf "slab of soil and grass," also "surface of grassland," from Proto-Germanic *turb- (cf. Old Norse torf, Danish tørv, Old Frisian turf, Old High German zurba, German Torf), from PIE root *drbh- (cf. Sanskrit darbhah "tuft of grass").
French tourbe "turf" is a Germanic loan-word. The Old English plural was identical with the singluar, but in Middle English turves sometimes was used. Slang meaning "territory claimed by a gang" is attested from 1953 in Brooklyn, N.Y.; earlier it had a jive talk sense of "the street, the sidewalk" (1930s), which is attested in hobo use from 1899, and before that "the work and venue of a prostitute" (1860). Turf war is recorded from 1962.
early 15c., "to cover (ground) with turf," from turf (n.). Related: Turfed; turfing.
To transfer a patient to another ward or service in order to evade responsibility, decisions, irritations, etc (1970s+ Medical)
[turf, ''the road,'' in the first sense is found in hobo use by 1899]