n.— «One of the joys of following English soccer is learning some of its delightful jargon. My favorite bit, perhaps because it is so politically incorrect, is the phrase applied to second-rate soccer fights—”handbags at ten paces,” or “handbags” for short.» —“Handbags” by Paul “Deacon” Mirengoff Power Line (Bethesda, Md.) Oct. 27, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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