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Synonyms for tug-of-war

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tug-of-warnoun

    any hard struggle between equally matched groups

  2. tug-of-warnoun

    a contest in which teams pull of opposite ends of a rope; the team dragged across a central line loses

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  1. List of paraphrases for "tug-of-war":

    give-and-take, horse-trading, wrangling

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  1. Anna Eshoo:

    It was dated July 30 and my office made sure that that letter was hand-delivered the same day, i think that my constituent all along had a tug of war going on inside of her, understanding what privacy brought to her, but also the risks of moving over into the public square.

  2. Michael Arone:

    We're seeing that struggle, that tug of war, that friction play out already this month, june hasn't been a straight shot to the moon. That's what you're likely going to see for the balance of the summer, not a bad thing.

  3. Marshal Cohen:

    There is a tug-of-war between the consumer's desire to buy what they want, and the need to make concessions based on the higher prices hitting their wallets.

  4. Rick Meckler:

    It's a back and forth tug of war between investors in this trading range.

  5. Manik Narain:

    We did see a raft of very weak PMI data across emerging markets this morning, which is a timely reminder after the rally last week, induced by the BOJ stimulus, that a lot of the fundamental headwinds for EMs remain in place, that tug-of-war is reflected in the market this morning.


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