If he wins South Carolina, the smackdown with John King may well be remembered as the turning point.
Halfway through his speech, Obama laid the smackdown on Congress.
Peru and Chile are in a South American smackdown of sorts about which country was the original source of the potato.
The third Romney smackdown in his first week back was something of a surprise.
While Pakistan was inflamed, Western bloggers lauded her for her “smackdown of a mullah.”
The technology made you feel like you had your finger on your mouse, made you expect the instant gratification of a “smackdown.”
Way back during the 2000 Bush-Gore smackdown, I dug around in the data, interviewed undecideds, and called up a passel of experts.
From the CNN smackdown to an unexpected race question, watch the five best clips.
I happen to be of his godless camp, but I found this smackdown gratuitous and rude.
WATCH our Stern vs. Leno smackdown with five celebs they both interviewed.
a bitter contest; confrontation