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showdown

noun [C]     /ˈʃəʊ.daʊn/ US  /ˈʃoʊ-/
an important argument that is intended to end a disagreement that has existed for a long time: The president is preparing for a showdown with his advisers over his plans to reform the economy. Millions of dollars were spent on lawyers in a courtroom showdown between the two companies.Arguments and disagreements
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