knock-down-drag-out


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knock′-down`-drag′-out`



adj.
marked by unrelenting violence: a knock-down-drag-out fight.
[1820–30]
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The overall picture of political life that emerges from ``Bare Knuckles'' is that of a no-holds-barred, knock-down-drag-out fight, not just between opposing candidates in elections, but also among competing Republican strategists, advisers and aides.
I stay away from City Hall because it's knock-down-drag-out.
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