slug it out

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slug it out (third-person singular simple present slugs it out, present participle slugging it out, simple past and past participle slugged it out)

  1. (informal) To have an intense argument or fight until one side prevails.
    • 1932, Robert E. Howard, Vikings of the Gloves:
      For once I'd met a man which was willing and able to stand up and slug it out with me.