lock horns with sb


lock horns with sb
lock horns (with sb)
to become involved in a disagreement or argument with someone: »

My first test as a manager early in my career was locking horns with a union representative at a print factory.

lock horns (with sb) over sth »

The White House and Congress locked horns over how to cut the budget deficit.

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Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • lock horns with — lock horns (with (someone)) to argue with someone in a very determined way. In her new movie she plays a middle aged college student who locks horns with her professor. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of two fighting animals such as deer… …   New idioms dictionary

  • lock horns (with) — phrase to become involved in something such as a fight or competition with someone Two of Rugby League’s top teams will lock horns with each other tomorrow. Thesaurus: to take part in a competition or gamesynonym to arguehyponym to defeat someone …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock horns with someone — lock horns (with (someone)) to argue with someone in a very determined way. In her new movie she plays a middle aged college student who locks horns with her professor. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of two fighting animals such as deer… …   New idioms dictionary

  • lock horns (with somebody) (over something) — ˌlock ˈhorns (with sb) (over sth) idiom to get involved in an argument or a disagreement with sb • The company has locked horns with the unions over proposed pay cuts. Main entry: ↑lockidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock horns — (with sb) ► to become involved in a disagreement or argument with someone: »My first test as a manager early in my career was locking horns with a union representative at a print factory. lock horns (with sb) over sth »The White House and… …   Financial and business terms

  • lock horns — (with (someone)) to argue with someone in a very determined way. In her new movie she plays a middle aged college student who locks horns with her professor. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of two fighting animals such as deer whose horns …   New idioms dictionary

  • lock horns —    When people lock horns, they argue or fight about something.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you lock horns with somebody, you argue or fight with them about something.     If there is another incident like that in the building, the …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • lock horns — phrasal 1. of cattle : to engage or interlock the horns in fighting 2. of persons : to come into conflict will probably lock horns over the appointment of a new supervisor * * * lock horns To engage in combat, physical or otherwise • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock horns — he s locked horns with every boss he s ever had Syn: argue, quarrel, fight, disagree, squabble, bicker …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lock — Used in the context of general equities. Make a market both ways ( bid and offer) either on the bid, offering, or an in between price only. Locking on the offering occurs to attract a seller, since the trader is willing to pay (and ask) the… …   Financial and business terms