Posted by Lotg on March 07, 2004
In Reply to: Filthy Row posted by ESC on March 07, 2004
: : : : : What does this mean? We had a filthy row.
: : : : We had a dirty fight.
: : : I just saw that expression in a review of the new Diana tapes.
: : To me, the phrase means not a 'dirty fight', which is what a fist fight can turn into, but a loud, shouting and, at times a somewhat obscene argument.
: An ugly fight? That's what it means to me.
I'll go along with James on this one. A filthy row to me always means a huge, loud, foul argument, rather than a fight. It's normally a term I'd associate with partners, marital or otherwise, relatives or close friends having a really awful argument. Although, I suppose it could really apply to anyone having such an argument.