street fighter

noun
1.
a person whose style of fistfighting was learned in the streets, as opposed to a trained or proficient boxer.
2.
a person who deals with others in an aggressive, cunning manner.
Also, street-fighter.

street-fighting, noun, adjective
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Negroponte will need all of his diplomatic skills--and the instincts of a street fighter--to thrive.
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