to cross swords


to cross swords
«Скрестить шпаги», поссориться. Изначальное буквальное значение — драться на дуэли, в современном переносном значении это словосочетание стало использоваться с конца XIX в.

They have never got on well, I'm afraid. They crossed swords the first day they worked together and the situation has not improved since then. — К сожалению, они никогда не ладили. Они поссорились в первый же день, когда стали работать вместе, и ситуация с тех пор не улучшилась.


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • cross swords — When people cross swords, they argue or dispute. This expression is used when some groups accuse each other for non adherence to norms. Actually no sword is used but the tempo of the argument is high enough to cause worsening of the already bad… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cross swords with someone — cross swords (with (someone)) to argue with someone. The candidates crossed swords on several issues, including taxes, guns and immigration …   New idioms dictionary

  • cross swords with — cross swords (with (someone)) to argue with someone. The candidates crossed swords on several issues, including taxes, guns and immigration …   New idioms dictionary

  • cross swords — (with (someone)) to argue with someone. The candidates crossed swords on several issues, including taxes, guns and immigration …   New idioms dictionary

  • cross swords with someone — cross swords with (someone) to argue with someone. We don t always agree, in fact I ve crossed swords with her several times at committee meetings …   New idioms dictionary

  • cross swords with — (someone) to argue with someone. We don t always agree, in fact I ve crossed swords with her several times at committee meetings …   New idioms dictionary

  • cross swords (with someone) — phrase to disagree or argue with someone about something The two of them have crossed swords many times before. Thesaurus: to arguehyponym arguments and arguingsynonym Main entry: sword …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross swords — ► cross swords have an argument or dispute. Main Entry: ↑cross …   English terms dictionary

  • cross swords with — see under ↑cross • • • Main Entry: ↑sword …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross swords (with somebody) — cross ˈswords (with sb) idiom to fight or argue with sb Main entry: ↑crossidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross swords — QUARREL, disagree, dispute, wrangle, bicker, be at odds, be at loggerheads, lock horns; fight, contend; informal scrap. → sword * * * phrasal : to come to grips : be drawn into combat or altercation cross swords with one s landlady over the rent… …   Useful english dictionary

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