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- n. Alternative spelling of tug of war.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a contest in which teams pull of opposite ends of a rope; the team dragged across a central line loses
- n. any hard struggle between equally matched groups
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Kessler was with the agency in 1992 when nutritional labels were first introduced, and has called the tug-of-war between the FDA and the food industry at that time a "battle royale."
As a parent you try to maintain a certain amount of control and so you have this tug-of-war...
The federal government and states have been in a tug-of-war over alcohol regulation since the 21st Amendment passed in 1933.
The tug-of-war over the ICE program highlights the tension between states and the federal government in the absence of a legislative fix on immigration.
A smile lit her face as the tug-of-war tide turned.
Differences in birth rates across time and between cultures would occur as one side or the other gains increased leverage in this tug-of-war.
They join the tug-of-war game over familiar policy arguments.
But on the other hand, having not offered trust cues to either side in the tug-of-war, one is considered a freak by both.
Within the frame of the tug-of-war, I believe that's a reasonable libertarian choice, even if it means being wholly against the party that somehow contains the few identified libertarians outside of LP and independents.
Next, he says that if one wants to add value, one stays out of tug-of-war and instead looks for issues or positions that are outside of the standard clumps.
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