barroom brawl

noun

: a fight in a bar
He was in a barroom brawl.

Examples of barroom brawl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moreno runs away with Ohio GOP Senate nomination Ohio's GOP Senate primary was a nail-biter for much of the year, with the race's final weeks devolving into an ugly barroom brawl. Tal Axelrod, ABC News, 19 Mar. 2024 Once again, we’re reminded that no one wins in a fight, except the moviegoer, who gets to satisfy an inherent bloodlust by indulging in the second-hand thrills of an epic barroom brawl in Margaritaville. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 9 Mar. 2024 Siringo once gave a meerschaum cigar holder to Billy the Kid; Bat Masterson is said to have chucked beer glasses at him in a barroom brawl. Dan Piepenbring, Harper's Magazine, 14 Aug. 2023 The energy, at that point, was reminiscent of old-fashioned Western barroom brawl. Time, 10 Aug. 2023 Dexter was a scrapper himself—their bond was sealed when Cobb saved his life in a horrific barroom brawl—and also something of a pain aficionado. Sam Sacks, wsj.com, 21 Apr. 2023

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“Barroom brawl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barroom%20brawl. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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