Definition of 'turf war'
Example sentences containing 'turf war'
This would just cause a turf war and scandal.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But they are turf wars just the same.Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
There were reports yesterday that he was the innocent victim of a drug turf war between rival gangs.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Sun (2009)
Police are probing claims the attacks are linked to a drugs turf war, with a local man recently shot through both knee caps.The Sun (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
She, of all people, must have known how corrosive and bitter these neighbourhood turf wars can become.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Definition of turf war from the Collins English Dictionary
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