Mat

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Mat

A general term for Russian profanity. The use of mat is illegal in Russia, though this is only enforced sporadically. However, inadvertently using mat can make it more difficult (or at least awkward) to conduct business in Russian.
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The World Wrestling Federation, home to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, is going to the mat with the record industry -- forming its own record label, SmackDown
It's a major victory and Gallegly, I think, really deserves a great deal of credit for going to the mat,'' said anti-nuclear activist Dan Hirsch who has led community efforts at the site for years.