battle/clash of wills

noun phrase

: a contest in which each side is determined to get what it wants and neither side seems willing to yield or compromise
He won the battle/clash of wills with his wife.

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“Battle/clash of wills.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/battle%2Fclash%20of%20wills. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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