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knock-down-drag-outadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌnɒk.daʊn.dræɡˈaʊt/ us   /ˌnɑːk.daʊn.dræɡˈaʊt/ US
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knock-down drag-outadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈnɑkˌdɑʊn ˈdræɡˌɑʊt/ infml
(of an argument or physical fight) lasting a long time and energetically fought: We had knock-down drag-out fights, but when I really needed him on the big issues, he was helpful.
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