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argy-bargy

noun
chiefly British

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1 an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue
  • wouldn't be a cricket match without a little argy-bargy over the umpire's every call

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2 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions
  • the perennial argy-bargy over whether the monarchy should be abolished

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The first known use of argy-bargy was in 1839

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“Argy-bargy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/argy-bargy. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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