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rough-and-tumbleadjective

 us   /ˈrʌf ən ˈtʌm·bəl/
very competitive and failing to pay attention to rules: rough-and-tumble politics
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rough and tumble

fighting between children that is not serious: It was just a bit of rough and tumble.
a busy activity that people do in a very forceful way: She enjoys the rough and tumble of politics.
(Definition of rough and tumble from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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