Fight, either verbally or physically. For example, At every policy meeting the two vice-presidents crossed swords. This phrase alludes to the ancient form of combat using swords. Also see at sword's point.
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Example sentences from the Web for cross swords
The Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and is marked by nine stations of the cross.
If they were meaningful, we might have realized it before—surely one of these kids wore a cross, or a yarmulke, or a hijab?
The reason: activist government and unionized government often work at cross purposes.
What do you get when you cross an oil company with gay rights?How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline|Jay Michaelson|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But they refused to cross the street to help because, they told bystanders, the rules required them instead to call 911.
In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
I cannot believe that God would think it necessary to come on earth as a man, and die on the Cross.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
How great glory did he gain when he lifted up his hands, and stretched out swords against the cities?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
At Jaques Cartier they had but one batteau to cross the army over with, and were fired upon during the whole time by two frigates.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Father Salvierderra said if we repined under our crosses, then a heavier cross would be laid on us.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson