sparring partner

noun

Definition of sparring partner

1 : someone who helps a boxer practice : someone a boxer spars with for training
2 : a person that someone has serious but friendly arguments with They have been political sparring partners for years.

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“Sparring partner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sparring%20partner. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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