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Meaning of “rough and tumble” in the English Dictionary

"rough and tumble" in British English

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rough and tumble

fighting between ​children that is not ​serious: It was just a ​bit of rough and ​tumble. a ​busyactivity that ​people do in a very ​forceful way: She ​enjoys the rough and ​tumble ofpolitics.
(Definition of rough and tumble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rough-and-tumbleadjective

 us   /ˈrʌf ən ˈtʌm·bəl/
very ​competitive and ​failing to ​payattention to ​rules: rough-and-tumble ​politics
(Definition of rough-and-tumble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rough and tumble”
in Chinese (Simplified) 孩子间的小打斗, 激烈的竞争, 混战…
in Chinese (Traditional) 孩子間的小打鬥, 激烈的競爭, 混戰…
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