from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Slang A lively or disputatious discussion.
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- n. A verbal argument.
- v. To argue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument
Traditionally, an eyepatch signifies wisdom – Odin sacrificed an eye at the Well of Mimir in exchange for knowledge – though not in Thor, where he's played by Anthony Hopkins, who loses his in an argy-bargy with the Frost Giants.
The gamesmanship — some call it “argy-bargy” — slowed the pace enough so that Mourey joined up from the next chase group.
Why call it “fighting” when you can call it “handbags,” or “argy-bargy?”
But – by the same token – it is not the right of police officers to assault the public, and then turn around and say ‘well, it was a demonstration, there was some argy-bargy over there at this other incident, so we have the right to use any means necessary on any MOP we happen to come across.’
A tussle is always fun and it seems as though this tussle, this argy-bargy about how we treat each other, the terms that we use, how we acknowledge or don't the differences between us, is one that is of the moment and, for this moment, up for grabs.
Haw somehow managed to hold on to his stool and tent in the middle of the argy-bargy.
Sounds like a bunch of argy-bargy and chest beating just to make some people feel self-important.
I mean, how many times can you fight the same argy-bargy with the same fighters?
More probable, it seems to me, is that we may be experiencing a reversion to the argy-bargy and furious disputation of the nineteenth century.
After much argy-bargy we said, "What the hell," and began a journey that continues today.