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English definition of “the fur flies”

the fur flies

If the fur flies, people have a bad argument: The fur was really flying during that meeting.Arguing and disagreeing
(Definition of the fur flies from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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