join issue

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
However, his job had been done and along came Nayef on the bridle to join issue with Moon Ballad.
However, his job had been done, and along came Nayef on the bridle to join issue with Moon Ballad.
But Latalomne's departure at the next opened things up and his resilient partner responded gamely to join issue with leader Cenkos going to the last.
Although it is for economic experts and economists to join issue with him in a learned talk on his claims, the IMF recipes are under tremendous assailment nowadays in the very heart of the hemisphere from where comes traditionally its chief by dint of a deal amongst the world's arbiters.
As most of the farmers of the Western Ghats in Kerala primarily come under the dioceses of Kannur, Idikki, Thamarassery and Mananthwadi, the Church was forced to join issue on behalf of the people who are the "early migrants and their descendants" hailing from central Kerala.
She did run a nice race though, making headway from mid-division in a race run at an even pace to join issue turning in.
The five-year-old ex-hurdler was given a patient ride off the pace before being produced with a challenge to join issue with the leaderDannymolone at the last.