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tug of war

noun as in major struggle

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Throughout the day, you would overhear chit-chat about the ongoing tug-of-war between libertarians and social conservatives.

At one point, they held a noisy tug-of-war with a giant rope in the middle of the exhibit hall.

Many states are caught up in a tug-of-war between the will of law enforcement and concerned citizens and legislators.

Now, after a cultural tug-of-war and a lengthy trial in Rome, Aphrodite is finally going home to Sicily.

It was after one of his nights with Rachel that the tug-of-war over Josh turned deadly.

For a couple of seconds there was a tug-of-war—pull boy, pull pig, and then the hat tore apart.

It was the tug-of-war being played with a life as the stakes.

It is a tug-of-war, your skill and strength against the muscles of the animal inside the tight shells.

A nervous tug-of-war was taking place between her right and left hand, with a twisted-up pair of ecru gloves for the cable.

He remembered his watch, his money, and clothes, never recovered after that memorable tug-of-war.


On this page you'll find 183 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tug-of-war, such as: antagonism, clash, conflict, contest, duel, and encounter.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.