Meaning of “no holds barred” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “no holds barred” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)