Meaning of “knock-down-drag-out” in the English Dictionary

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"knock-down-drag-out" in British English

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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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