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free-for-all

noun [S] uk   /ˌfriː.fəˈrɔːl/  us   /-fəˈrɑːl/
a situation without limits or controls in which people can have or do what they want: The row between the prime minister and the opposition leader soon developed into a free-for-all between MPs from all parties.
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