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    Default I have already crossed swords with

    Hello,

    Could you please tell me if the idiom "to cross swords with" is too pompous in this context?

    M: But if no measures are taken the company is likely to be on the rocks soon.

    E: I have already crossed swords with people in the Marketing about wrong planning without doing the proper market research first. But they don`t seem to care much.

    The student who used the idiom this way was simply limited by a list of idioms attached to a unit, and it was part of their module task.

    Thank you for the time and help.

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    Default Re: I have already crossed swords with

    It's a perfectly acceptable use of the expression in this context.

    Rover

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