Green’s Dictionary of Slang

upper and downer n.

1. a form of wrestling match in which the opponents attempt to throw each other, but do not use blows; thus any form of physical fight.

[UK]J. Ware Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era.

2. an argument.

[UK]H.R.F. Keating Soft Detective 118: I went into it all with her. Had a hell of an upper-and-downer in the end.