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hammer-and-tongs

adjective

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marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity
  • the scuffle escalated into a hammer-and-tongs fight

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hammer and tongs

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of hammer and tongs (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of hammer-and-tongs was circa 1780

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hammer-and-tongs

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“Hammer-and-tongs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hammer-and-tongs. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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