Joy Woodhouse calls in to tell her bickering boys Brad and Dallas to “get this out of your system” before Christmas.
There are many loose ends surrounding the crime and the bickering, even though somewhat abated, will undoubtedly flare again.
Michael Wolff, Vanity Fair columnist and founder of Newser, and Jonathan Alter, senior editor of Newsweek, were bickering.
early 14c., bikere, "to skirmish, fight," perhaps from Middle Dutch bicken "to slash, stab, attack," + -er, Middle English frequentative suffix. Meaning "to quarrel" is from mid-15c. Related: Bickered; bickering.
c.1300, skirmish, battle; from the same source as bicker (v.). In modern use, often to describe the sound of a flight of an arrow or other repeated, loud, rapid sounds, in which sense it is perhaps at least partly echoic.