knock-down, drag-out

adjective
variants: or knock-down-and-drag-out

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

First Known Use of knock-down, drag-out

1834

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KNOCK-DOWN, DRAG-OUT Defined for English Language Learners

knock-down, drag-out

Definition of knock-down, drag-out for English Language Learners

  • : very angry or violent


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