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See Spanish definition of bronca
1(sound)talán, talán masculineto go ding-dong — hacer talán, talán
2British informal(quarrel)bronca feminine informalpelea feminine
- In June there was a bit of a ding-dong when it turned out that thousands of customers were still waiting for their upgrade for the company's workstations.
- The team-mates, who played in the same position, then had a bit of a ding-dong.
- It's not a full-blown ding-dong, but a mid-level verbal skirmish, the sort of thing that lies behind many a loving relationship.
- The viewers are always well aware if they have had a row and if they are not too happy on a particular morning or if they have a ding-dong on screen.
- I know academics like to be provocative and have a good ding-dong.
- The King of Spain knows this ground and its quirks well enough, but this was a test of character after the press ding-dong of the past week.
- We believe the absence of an internal ding-dong has been very helpful.
- A proposal to convert an old fire bell in the loft of Marlborough Town Hall into a chiming clock has councillors in a right old ding-dong.
- I've had the odd fractious ding-dong along the way, but have always managed to reach a suitable resolution in due course.
- This was one of the great first plays of all time - a ranting, chewed up, bitter ding-dong of a play.
- The man of the match was on the losing side - always a strong indication that you have just seen a properly fledged ding-dong.
- His verbal ding-dongs with the former world boxing champion proved the highlight of the show for many viewers.
- He, of course, used to have so many ding-dongs with his Old Trafford team-mates but it was nothing personal and does not do any harm.
- An incredible ding-dong match - the lead changed hands seven times - played out in front of full, noisy stands showed that rugby league was back in York with a bang louder than the fireworks that greeted the players.
- Three hundred and ten riders, representing 31 nations, are entered across the three disciplines, with cross country arguably offering spectators the best prospect of a ding-dong battle among the leaders.
- In the first-half, it was hardly a see-saw, ding-dong cup battle - City's excellently organised defence and master-plan saw to that - but it was intriguing all the same.
- Meanwhile the drivers kept on staring but remained remarkably patient in the downpour and the ding-dong battle of wills in the middle of the bridge that was preventing progress of traffic in either direction.
- He said: ‘It was a ding-dong battle and a game that had just about everything - everything that is good and everything that is bad.’
- The meeting provided a ding-dong battle in a tense atmosphere: the Americans had pledged to regain the cup after it had remained in European hands for six years.
- Indeed, the advantage had swung one way and then the other and the lead had changed hands four times between two well matched sides during the ding-dong battle.
- As consumers, we may well benefit from the ding-dong battles that ensue.
- The pair have a ding-dong battle to the line and Persian Punch, winner in 2001, gets up by a nostril.
- Mind you for fifty-five minutes of this ding-dong battle it looked to be ‘touch and go’ but hats off to the lads for what they produced in the final fifteen minutes.
- I've had some ding-dong battles with Mike, and Saturday should be no different.
- If it's any consolation, it's been another ding-dong midweek derby - but it's the first time I can remember we've been on the wrong end of one.
- The final score after a ding-dong encounter was 2-13 to 3-9 with St. Gerard's shading the verdict by a single point.
- But it came only after a ding-dong struggle that was finally settled at the 40th hole, equalling the longest match in the championship's history.
- It was a ding-dong encounter with Claremorris coming through on a 4-5 to 3-5 scoreline.
- The first half was a ding-dong affair with both sides trying to tease out an opening and Villa were eventually rewarded on the stroke of half-time.
- The final was a real ding-dong affair with the action going to the wire, and Gorgeous George delivering the final blow.
- Still it was a ding-dong struggle all the way and at one stage in the final half it seemed Culleens might snatch victory.
- Many members of both sides had played the week before and this one had all the makings of a ding-dong tussle.
- It was shaping up like a ding-dong derby game when the flaw of Rangers game hit them in the face.
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