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“turf war” in British English

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turf warnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtɜːf ˌwɔːr/ us /ˈtɝːf ˌwɔːr/

Examples from literature

  • Of course, the reason for ice cream truck turf wars is money. 
  • Turf wars can happen over almost anything, even ice cream. 

(Definition of “turf war” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“turf war” in Business English

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turf warnoun [ C ]

uk us

a situation in which two or more people or organizations are in competition over an area of business or other activity:

The company was damaged by constant turf wars between departments.

(Definition of “turf war” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)