(n.) A test of strength and grip. Two teams line up on either side of a line and try to pull the other team over with a rope everyone holds.
It is also used as a metaphor in any event (usually political or gang-related) where two teams are trying to constantly outdo eachother.
It was a tug-of-war trying to get funds for the new project at work today. Smith kept trying to get money for his office from the boss while I wanted it to refurnish the office i work in.
An expression used to define or a particularly violent wank.
Last night I went home and participated in a bit of self-love. It was a long hard battle, I ended up enjoying myself so much I bled. One things for sure, this Tug-of-war will be one to remember.