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"shouting match"

Posted by RRC on June 09, 2006

In Reply to: "screaming match" posted by pamela on June 09, 2006

: : : Hi, could someone explain me what the phrase "screaming match" means.
: : : Thanx a lot!!

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: : It means that two people are yelling at each other so loudly you'd think they were having a competition to see which could scream the loudest.

: A disagreement may turn into a debate, which could become an agument and then, finally, degenerate into a screaming match in which neither person hears the other. Pamela

"Shouting match" is also used. Gets about 4 times more Google hits than "screaming match" -445K to 106K.