Metaphorically speaking, gentle reader….
Miss Manners finds herself mildly excited at the thought of an etiquette dilemma more earthy than proper doily arrangement, but she must admit the phrase “knife fight” has never passed her lips. She has always handled her disputes over a quiet tea with raspberry scones. On those rare occasions when she has felt a knife-like comment was required, she was careful to whisper, so only the intended recipient was left bleeding. Metaphorically speaking. Read at Points in Case.