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  • n. (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion


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  • But it will be a fleeting and messy telephone bun-fight – for a pitifully small plateful of buns.

    A beacon of hope?

  • In this annual literary bun-fight, five celebrity panelists are asked to defend their favourite Canadian work of fiction.

    February 2009

  • Canada's DMCA: CBC radio's Search Engine on the demonstrations and awesome Parliamentary bun-fight that followed

    Boing Boing

  • That has caused more than one bun-fight to break out at a tri-service mess dinner when a member of one of the other services pointedly disagreed with that moniker.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The real winners from that bun-fight were the Democrats.

    Debatable Polls

  • I'm sure very few of you will have much sympathy to what will seem to many as a bun-fight paid for by the taxpayer.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • As an example of things to come, Blair gave a “passionate” speech tonight at the bun-fight organised by the Foreign Office in London, although he failed to avoid the usual hackneyed clichés which have marked this coming event.

    An epidemic of rhetoric

  • He said -- he actually refused to go to the Fresher's Week (ph), which is the great sort of bun-fight that opens up your college year, because he said, "I'd probably get completely wrecked and end up in a gutter somewhere."

    CNN Transcript Jun 20, 2002

  • The idea had been that he should not betray himself too fatuously at this evening's bun-fight by confusing the National Liberation Movement with the Popular Democratic Front or the Palestine Liberation Movement with the Palestine Armed Struggle Command, should those mutually hostile bodies crop up casually in the conversation.

    The Alamut Ambush

  • Our interest in the thing is all lackadaisical, a kind of bun-fight of pet notions.

    The Freelands


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