dustup dustup

Definition(s):

  • (n) an angry dispute

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Their Hollywood dustup showed Hillary's reputation for campaign hardball.
  2. Which means the only certain thing is that there's a crop dustup in our future.
  3. More important, many of them were probably not partisans but people who might not have paid any attention to the stem-cell issue before the celebrity dustup roused their curiosity.

News

  1. What's Really Behind the Boxer-Lautenberg Feud

    Forget about the unseemliness of questioning a dead man's ability to sign off on a piece of legislation. The real issue at hand in the dustup between Sen. Barbara Boxer and supporters of the late Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg's chemical safety bill is Senate protocol.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CQ Politics

  2. How Obama Learned to Deal with the Taliban

    One thing is clear: the United States fumbled the rollout of peace talks with the Taliban, leading to the latest dustup with Hamid Karzai, the mercurial president of Afghanistan. But all that flying dust—harsh words, conciliatory phone calls late into the night—has obscured a more important development: The Taliban may well be weakening and worried about their future.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Hezbollah went through the dustup with the Israelis in '06. They've been completely resupplied by the Iranians, oftentimes providing materials through the Syrians and then flying materials into Damascus and then taking them by road into...
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Seattle Times

  2. "The whole issue of that dustup is behind us," Beauprez said.
    on Sep 26, 2006 By: Bob Beauprez Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Mr. Obama at first joked that he wanted to respond to "a little foreign policy dustup yesterday."
    on May 17, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

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