grudge match


: a contest or fight between players, teams, etc., who dislike each other
The race had turned into a grudge match between the two teams.

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Recent Examples on the Web The goal completed a six-game grudge match between the two programs this season that featured three overtimes and two ties. Mark Stewart, Journal Sentinel, 18 Mar. 2023 She was locked in for Wednesday’s grudge match, finishing with 25 points. Ethan Fuller,, 8 Mar. 2023

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“Grudge match.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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