Turf-war definition

A dispute over territory between rival gangs.
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(idiomatic) A fight or confrontation between two divisions or parties for access to resources or capital.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
turf-war
Plural:
turf-wars

Origin of turf-war

  • Phrase may have originated as a reference to the game of American football where two teams confront each other on a field of grass or turf.

    From Wiktionary