cross fire

lines of gunfire from two or more positions or combatants crossing one another, or a single one of such lines.
a brisk exchange of words or opinions.
a situation involving conflicting claims, forces, etc.
Also, crossfire.

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crossfire (ˈkrɒsˌfaɪə)
1.  military converging fire from one or more positions
2.  a lively exchange of ideas, opinions, etc

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Example sentences for crossfire
After leaving the white house, he returned to his column and crossfire.
Any of the above three technologies would have rendered the crossfire useless.
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