knock-down-drag-out

or knock-down, drag-out

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. knock the bottom out of,
  2. knock the living daylights out of,
  3. knock the socks off,
  4. knock together,
  5. knock up,
  6. knock-for-knock,
  7. knock-knee,
  8. knock-kneed,
  9. knock-on,
  10. knock-on effect

Also knock-down-and-drag-out.

Origin of knock-down-drag-out

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

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