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tug of lovenoun [S]

uk   us   UK informal
used, ​especially in ​newspapers, to refer to a ​situation in which one of the ​separatedparents of a ​childtakescare of the ​child but the other ​parentclaims that ​right, or a ​situation in which a ​child is being taken ​care of by ​people other than the child's ​parents but the ​parentsclaim that ​right: [before noun] a tug-of-love ​battle
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