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knock-down-drag-out

or knock-down, drag-out

[ nok-doun-drag-out ]
/ ˈnɒkˌdaʊnˈdrægˌaʊt /
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adjective

marked by unrelenting violence: a knock-down-drag-out fight.

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Origin of knock-down-drag-out

1820–30; adj. use of verb phrases knock down and drag out
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