free-for-all


free–for–all

noun \ˈfrē-fə-ˌrl\

: an uncontrolled fight or competition that involves many people

Full Definition of FREE-FOR-ALL

:  a competition, dispute, or fight open to all comers and usually with no rules :  brawl; also :  a chaotic situation resembling a free-for-all especially in lacking rules or structure <the press conference deteriorated into a free–for–all>
free–for–all adjective

First Known Use of FREE-FOR-ALL

1881

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