Pelosi introduces world to new idiom: 'Tinkle contest with a skunk'

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOvernight Health Care: Dem chair plans hearing on Medicare for all | Senate GOP talks drug prices with Trump health chief | PhRMA CEO hopeful Trump reverses course on controversial pricing proposal Centrist efforts to convince Trump to end shutdown falter On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions MORE (D-Calif.) is getting attention for her remarks about a heated Oval Office meeting with President TrumpDonald John TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles MORE.

“It goes to show you: You get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you,” Pelosi told colleagues at a closed-door meeting after the confrontation she and Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerCardi B expresses solidarity with federal workers not getting paid Government shutdown impasse is a leveraging crisis Overnight Health Care: Dem chair meets Trump health chief on drug prices | Trump officials sued over new Kentucky Medicaid work rules | Democrats vow to lift ban on federal funds for abortions MORE (N.Y.) had with the president.

“I was trying to be the mom,” she said. “I can’t explain it to you. It was so wild.”

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Pelosi, Schumer and Trump got into it over the president's demand for $5 billion in border wall funding, a sum that has been rejected by Democrats.

Trump said he was wiling to shut down the government over the issue. Funding for the government needs to be extended by Dec. 21 to prevent a shutdown.

Pelosi’s description of the event has drawn attention on social media, with some Twitter users saying they plan to work the phrase into their lexicon.