- fighting top,
- fighting word,
- fighting words,
- figment of one's imagination,
Origin of figment
Examples from the Web for figment
But it turns out The Furies of Maidan is not a figment of his imagination.Want a Good Look at Putin’s Pervy Propaganda? See ‘The Furies of Maidan’|Cathy Young|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Equally divided consensus says: a figment of her imagination, or Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr.Feminist Flagellant: Liz Jones’s Surprising Brand of Tell-All|Emma Garman|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Despite aural evidence to the contrary, Mr. Bhatt, however, insisted the noise was a figment of my imagination.
His false prophet is either Antichrist or that image or figment of which we have spoken in the same place.The City of God, Volume II|Aurelius Augustine
This indeed was his spiritual and mental reality for her: the rest of him was a figment, a dream that might pass suddenly away.Guy and Pauline|Compton Mackenzie
It did not matter that the 'social contract' was historically a figment; it would serve equally well to explain government.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)|Leslie Stephen
It is a figment of the old serpent to hinder us from snatching his prey from him.The Dove in the Eagle's Nest|Charlotte M. Yonge
The husband of Belle had become an unreal shadow—the figment of a disordered imagination.A Summer's Outing|Carter H. Harrison
Word Origin for figment
early 15c., from Latin figmentum "something formed or fashioned, creation," related to figura "shape" (see figure (n.)).