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    pitting boys against girls

    Dear American Teachers,

    Would you tell me what the meaning of "pitting boys against girls" in the following sentence is?

    "It was the latest form of combat pitting boys against girls." - taken from a book about bullying.

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    Re: pitting boys against girls

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: pitting boys against girls

    This expression has the same meaning in AmE as provided by Piscean in post #2. It is not uniquely AmE usage.

    Since the forum is comprised of global English speakers, it's probably best to just post future questions without reference to a particular country.

    If an expression is unique to one variety of English, it will quickly be pointed out as such in subsequent responses.

    One exception of course would be if you're wondering whether an expression is unique to a particular variant, of if it's used in multiple variants.
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