argy bargy

argy-bargy

[ahr-gee-bahr-gee]
noun, plural argy-bargies. Chiefly British.
a vigorous discussion or dispute.

Origin:
1595–1605; see argle-bargle

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argy-bargy or argie-bargie (ˈɑːdʒɪˈbɑːdʒɪ)
 
n , pl -bargies
informal (Brit) Also called: argle-bargle a wrangling argument or verbal dispute
 
[C19: from Scottish, compound based on dialect argle, probably from argue]
 
argie-bargie or argie-bargie
 
n
 
[C19: from Scottish, compound based on dialect argle, probably from argue]

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