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infighting

Boxing combat at close quarters in which proper blows are inhibited and the fighters try to wear down each other's strength
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Looking back, it was the social patina we enjoyed, which for a while at least blinded us to the claws of the infighters and the scorching paranoia of the minority faction.
The president named some of the most experienced bureaucratic infighters in recent history to positions at the State Department, the Defense Department, and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Political infighters such as the international Association of Skateboard Companies head Jim Fitzpatrick states that Time Warner's next move may be to takeover the ASR tradeshow.
The debate is directed by bureaucratic infighters versed in the technologese that quickly alienates the uninitiated.
By all accounts, actresses were ferocious infighters. Contemporaries attributed to them in particular the "intrigues of the wings" which made the Comedie a veritable snake pit.
And he knew that he would have to try to establish rehabilitation's status and programs in a milieu of sophisticated infighters, lobbyists and power-oriented bureaucrats.