or knock-down, drag-out
[ nok-doun-drag-out ]
/ ˈnɒkˌdaʊnˈdrægˌaʊt /
marked by unrelenting violence: a knock-down-drag-out fight.
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tussle, clash, brawl, ruckus, scuffle, scrimmage, fracas, skirmish, brouhaha, free-for-all, quarrel, trouble, controversy, squabble, dispute, flap, riot, uproar, feud, melee
- knock the bottom out of,
- knock the living daylights out of,
- knock the socks off,
- knock together,
- knock up,
- knock-on effect
Origin of knock-down-drag-out
1820–30; adj. use of verb phrases knock down and drag out
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