fur-flying

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A particularly vicious fight between cats or other animals is one that sends fur flying.

Adjective[edit]

fur-flying

  1. vicious
    • 2006: 'Anticlimactic as it may have been, the news last week that Meredith Vieira would replace Katie Couric on the “Today” show marked the dénouement of a fur-flying, nail-biting, years-long game of musical chairs among television’s leading ladies.' — The New Yorker, 17 April 2006, page 27.