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What does "fact-finding fight" mean? Is it a common phrase?

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Rebecca

No, "fact-finding fight" is not a common phrase! "Fact-finding" by itself means gathering information and determining the facts to resolve a situation. However, here it sounds like the "fight" will be using or finding "facts" instead of violence or physical means. Ex: We need to do some fact-finding to solve this case. Ex: Listen, I don't want to fight about the facts. I just want to help.

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