two-fisted


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two-fist·ed

(to͞o′fĭs′tĭd)
adj.
1. Using or held by both hands: a two-fisted backhand stroke in tennis.
2. Informal Characterized by vigor, roughness, or aggression: two-fisted frontier justice.

two-fisted

adj
US strong, tough, and vigorous: a hard-drinking two-fisted hunter.

two′-fist′ed



adj.
1. ready for or inclined to physical combat.
2. strong and vigorous.
[1765–75, Amer.]
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two-fisted

adjective
Informal. Indulging in drink to an excessive degree:
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two-fisted

[ˌtuːˈfɪstɪd] ADJ (US) → fortachón, chicarrón
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As poor a two-fisted thing as ever I saw, you know you was.
It ain't going to be any half-way beating, but a real, two-legged, two-fisted, he-man beating.
Ross forced the bout from the first bell until last but it was McLean's clever two-fisted counters and elusive head movement whch gained him the judge's nod.
Jam-packed with fast-paced dialog and two-fisted double entendres, Anne Manx and the darkly duplicitous Brighid, spiral into danger as they try to outwit Chief Arum and the entire planet who are literally out for their blood.
It is just not macho, and I suppose that is it, the John Wayne factor; the two-fisted Duke would never have resorted to anything so low down as a bite or a spit, or cheating by feigning being shot or punched when he hadn't been touched.
He dominated the final round, firing off two-fisted combinations and barely taking a punch in reply.
It is all pretty predictable stuff, but Trejo cuts a suitably mean-and-moody two-fisted figure and his mano-a-mano fights with hulking Euro villain Kruger (Voges) give the film a brutal edge.
review Lenny used to be an old-school cop who favoured a hard-drinking, two-fisted approach to crime fighting.
In the 27th minute, a curling free kick by David Beckham from about 28 yards away was knocked away by a diving Onstad with a two-fisted punch.
Jake won the world middleweight title 60 years ago with a furious, two-fisted style that turned him into an American icon.
He was a concerned, engaged, forthright man, never diffident or aloof, often wrong, but always moving forward, making a two-fisted attack on life, unafraid of its abrasions to the end.
They learned from this past school year's two-fisted punch to the public schools, and responded appropriately.