knock-down, drag-out


knock–down, drag–out

adjective

: very angry or violent

Full Definition of KNOCK-DOWN, DRAG-OUT

:  marked by extreme violence or bitterness and by the showing of no mercy <knock–down, drag–out political debates>
knock–down–drag–out noun

Variants of KNOCK-DOWN, DRAG-OUT

knock–down, drag–out or knock–down–and–drag–out

First Known Use of KNOCK-DOWN, DRAG-OUT

1834

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