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punch-up

[puhnch-uhp] /ˈpʌntʃˌʌp/
noun, Slang.
1.
punch-out (def 2).
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; noun use of verb phrase punch (it) up
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  • If that means a prolonged punch-up with the still powerful unions, some businessmen fear that investors may be scared off.
British Dictionary definitions for punch-up

punch-up

noun
1.
(Brit, informal) a fight, brawl, or violent argument
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