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knock-down-drag-out

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌnɒk.daʊn.dræɡˈaʊt/ us    /ˌnɑːk-/ US
a knock-down-drag-out fight or argument is very serious and continues for a long time: Look, I don't want to get into a knock-down-drag-out fight with you over this, so let's forget it.
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