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noun piss, pissing war
  1. An often vicious conflict in which combatants contend for dominance over certain territory.
  2. A pissing contest.
  3. A (nonphysical) conflict of ideology.
We didn't do any press because we were just going to get in a pissing war ... -- Matt Stone, creator of w:South Park, South Park, in an interview with w:CNN, CNN http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/14/television.southpark.reut/index.html?section=cnn_latest.
The other two ... are in a righter-than-thou pissing war. -- Geov Parrish, http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=15638 http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/0338/news-parrish.php.
It's a pissing war. -- Steve Duplessie, senior analyst to the Enterprise Storage Group, in an interview with Byte and Switch, http://www.byteandswitch.com/document.asp?doc_id=28447.
He's devoting too much psychic energy to an ideological pissing war with Monty Kipps. -- Joy Press, http://www.seattleweekly.com/arts/0540/051005_arts_smith.php.
Etymology: The phrase is derived from the territorial behaviour of certain animals, such as male cats, which mark territorial claims with urine.


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