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

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knock-down-drag-out noun

First Known Use of knock-down, drag-out

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of knock-down, drag-out was in 1834

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“Knock-down, drag-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock-down%2C%20drag-out. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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knock-down, drag-out

adjective

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

US, informal : very angry or violent

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