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Definition of A grain of assault

A grain of assault

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    a grain of assault

    This is a comical way of brushing off a minor physical confrontation showing that you are not disturbed.

    Compare to scuffle.

    Bruto and I got into a little shove match at the bar; I take it with a grain of assault!

    Last edited on Jan 18 2017. Submitted by Dr. P.D. Fisher on Jan 18 2017.

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