Значение идиомы tug-of-war

[tug-of-war] {n.} 1. A game in which two teams pull on oppositeends of a rope, trying to pull the other team over a line marked onthe ground.

The tug-of-war ended when both teams tumbled in aheap.

2. A contest in which two sides try to defeat each other;struggle.

A tug-of-war developed between the boys who wanted to gofishing and those who wanted to go hiking.

Betty felt a tug-of-warbetween her wish to go to the movies and her realizing she had to doher homework.

The tug of war between the union men and managementended in a long strike.


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