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a fight, argument, contest, etc., open to everyone and usually without rules.
any competition or contested situation that is disordered, impulsive, or out of control:
a free-for-all at the buffet table.
any enterprise or field of endeavor in which various companies, countries, participants, etc., compete without restriction:
a price-cutting free-for-all among local stores.
open to everyone.
brawl, fracas, scrap, melee, donnybrook.
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) a disorganized brawl or argument, usually involving all those present
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