It was the tug-of-war being played with a life as the stakes.
The tug-of-war team, of which I was a member, was quite as successful as the oarsmen.
It had all the characteristics of a tug-of-war, and irresistibly he was drawn over the line.
They were having a tug-of-war and it was hardly a fair battle.
The girls organized themselves into a tug-of-war team (Fig. 293).