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English definition of “be spoiling for a fight”

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be spoiling for a fight

to be very eager to fight or argue: Local councillors are spoiling for a fight over plans to close two village schools.
Translations of “be spoiling for a fight”
in Chinese (Traditional) 按耐不住想打架, 忍不住想爭論…
in Chinese (Simplified) 按捺不住想打架, 忍不住想争论…
(Definition of be spoiling for a fight from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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