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addaword.gifdefinition of handbags

(also handbags at dawn; handbags at ten paces)
when two people, such as footballers from rival teams, have a confrontation which is aggressive but not violent
This is as clear an incident of handbag-at-ten-paces as you're likely to see in football and incredibly camp to boot.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/07/2012 15:07:00
Definition of handbags from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online


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