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English definition of “slug it out”

slug it out

informal phrasal verb with slug
 
 
/slʌɡ/ verb [T] (present participle slugging, past tense and past participle slugged) informal
to fight, argue, or compete with someone until one person wins: Federer and Nadal slugged it out for a place in the final.FightingDebate and discussion
(Definition of slug it out from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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