You know the old battle

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Alex Coseff

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Czech
Hello,

please, does the phrase the old battle refers to an old, pompous, arrogant, nasty, overbearing... woman? I might be far off, though. Many thanks.

G.M. Malliet: Wicked autumn
"She had two chairs she'd inherited from her mother. You know the old battle - the old woman died last year."
 
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