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Meaning of “no holds barred” in the English Dictionary

"no holds barred" in British English

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no holds barred

without ​limits or ​controls: This is ​comedy with no ​holdsbarred.

no-holds-barredadjective

uk   /ˌnəʊ.həʊldsˈbɑːd/  us   /ˌnoʊ.hoʊldsˈbɑːrd/
(Definition of no holds barred from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"no-holds-barred" in American English

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no-holds-barredadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈnoʊ ˌhoʊldz ˈbɑrd/
without ​limits or ​controls: She had no ​regrets about what she said in her no-holds-barred ​speech.
(Definition of no-holds-barred from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “no holds barred”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不受任何限制的, 放纵的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不受任何限制的, 放縱的…
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