(the) cut and thrust of


(the) cut and thrust of
the cut and thrust of (something) lively discussion or activity.

James enjoys the cut and thrust of debating.


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  • (the) cut and thrust (of something) — the cut and thrust (of something) british phrase the lively or determined way in which something is done He enjoys the cut and thrust of political life. Thesaurus: quality of being interesting, exciting or livelysynonym Main entry: cut * * * the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) cut and thrust of something — the cut and thrust of (something) lively discussion or activity. James enjoys the cut and thrust of debating …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut-and-thrust — [kut′ nthrust′] n. 〚< techniques employed in swordplay〛 a lively, aggressive manner [the cut and thrust of partisan politics]: also cut and thrust * * * …   Universalium

  • cut-and-thrust — [kut′ nthrust′] n. [< techniques employed in swordplay] a lively, aggressive manner [the cut and thrust of partisan politics]: also cut and thrust …   English World dictionary

  • cut and thrust — noun 1. : cutting and thrusting with a sword 2. : the interplay of a sharp struggle the inevitability of war between the two … powers was implicit … in the cut and thrust necessarily concealed at the time Times Literary Supplement * * * cut and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut and thrust — a difficult or competitive atmosphere or environment: the cut and thrust of political debate. [orig. a fencing phr.] → cut …   English new terms dictionary

  • cut-and-thrust — noun A vehement argument He never got used to the cut and thrust of political debate …   Wiktionary

  • Cut-and-Thrust Sword — the spada filo or spada da lato of the Italian Renaissance masters. The sword was a thinner, more tapered sword than the earlier Medieval forms, but still shorter and wider than the nearly edgless rapier. They were used for hacking, slashing,… …   Medieval glossary

  • HISTORICAL SURVEY: THE STATE AND ITS ANTECEDENTS (1880–2006) — Introduction It took the new Jewish nation about 70 years to emerge as the State of Israel. The immediate stimulus that initiated the modern return to Zion was the disappointment, in the last quarter of the 19th century, of the expectation that… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • cut — adjective make or design (a garment) in a particular way: → cut cut verb (cutting; past and past participle cut) 1》 make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp tool or object. 2》 remove (something) from something larger by… …   English new terms dictionary