shouting match


: a loud, angry argument in which people shout at each other
He got into a shouting match with his neighbor.

Examples of shouting match in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Russell said the cheerleaders later got into a shouting match, which led to the fight and ultimately, the stabbing. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Feb. 2024 The meeting then devolved into a shouting match between opposing sides and a brief scuffle. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2024 During what became a shouting match, police said Gotch grabbed a 14-year-old boy by the hair and pulled his head back and forth. Kira Caspers, The Arizona Republic, 1 Mar. 2024 Carollo has already engaged in a shouting match on the dais with Gabela, who refused to back down. Linda Robertson, Miami Herald, 20 Dec. 2023 The meeting devolved into a shouting match over U.S. border policy, and several Republicans stormed out. Siobhán O'Grady, Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2023 During a meeting in November at the super PAC's headquarters in Atlanta, Never Back Down strategist Jeff Roe and Wagner got into a shouting match over the direction of the PAC, according to sources familiar with the incident. Aaron Navarro, CBS News, 4 Dec. 2023 Advertisement The vote on the board officers came after more than 90 minutes of heated public testimony and impassioned commissioner discussion, which unraveled at one point into a shouting match between a commissioner, a National City council member and audience members. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2023 And that was all before two members of the House Judiciary Committee got into a shouting match. Rachel Scott, ABC News, 14 Nov. 2023

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“Shouting match.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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