running battle


: a fight or disagreement that continues for a long time
He has been engaged in a running battle with the government over the amount of money he owes in taxes.

Examples of running battle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Christian Pulisic, who was repeatedly fouled during the match, waged a running battle with the Peruvian official all night, then appeared to motion for Ortega to join the Uruguayan victory celebration after the final whistle. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2024 Proponents and opponents of global warming have a running battle. Michael C. Bolton, al, 28 July 2023 Biden seized on that running battle during the dinner. Shannon Larson,, 1 May 2023 That lines up with the stand Epic has taken in its long-running battle with Apple over allowing such third-party payments on iOS. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 9 Mar. 2023 Looking for a return on this kind of outlay, the encyclopedia industry began to employ an army of door-to-door salesmen whose ever-evolving grifts would keep publishers and the Federal Trade Commission in a running battle through the 1970s. Dennis Duncan, Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2023 Open Queue Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev SA has scored at least a temporary win in the long-running battle over light beer brands’ marketing claims. Patrick Coffee, WSJ, 23 Feb. 2023 That effort emerged from a long-running battle in which families and advocacy groups have implored Vertex to make its medicines available in low- and middle-income countries. Ed Silverman, STAT, 20 Feb. 2023

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“Running battle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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