argy-bargy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n argy-bargy a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument
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Usage

In literature:

Ten minutes at the least did she stand at the door argy-bargying with that man.
"Margaret Ogilvy by her son" by J. M. Barrie
I'm ower wise to argy-bargy wi' women.
"Huntingtower" by John Buchan
If I was my uncle Erchie, I wad pit an end to your argy-bargying wi' hail frae a gun!
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
I'm no' here to argie-bargie with you.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
What is the use of "argie bargieing" about it?
"An American Four-In-Hand in Britain" by Andrew Carnegie
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In news:

There's been a certain amount of argy bargy about this so it's nice to see that the company is finally up to speed.
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