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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.
Translations of “rough and tumble”
in Chinese (Traditional) 孩子間的小打鬥, 激烈的競爭, 混戰…
in Chinese (Simplified) 孩子间的小打斗, 激烈的竞争, 混战…
(Definition of rough and tumble from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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