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fighting wordsnoun [U]

uk   us   (UK also fighting talk)
speech that ​shows you are ​willing to ​fight
(Definition of fighting words from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fighting words”
in Chinese (Simplified) 容易引起争斗的话, 挑衅性言辞…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容易引起爭鬥的話, 挑釁性言辭…
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