knock-down-drag-out

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knock-down-drag-out

[nok-doun-drag-out]
adjective
marked by unrelenting violence: a knock-down-drag-out fight.
Also, knock-down, drag-out;, knock-down-and-drag-out.


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

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One moment the two lovers were walking happily along, the next they erupt-ed into a knock-down-drag-out argument.
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