at each other's throats

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at each other's throats

Arguing or fighting. For example, It was a very dramatic trial, with the prosecutor and the defense attorney constantly at each other's throats. This idiom, with its vivid image of two persons trying to strangle each other, is often applied to less physical forms of disagreement.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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