knock-down, drag-out

adjective
\ ˈnäk-ˌdauṅ-ˈdrag-ˌau̇t How to pronounce knock-down, drag-out (audio) \
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

Other Words from knock-down, drag-out

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

knock-down, drag-out

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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 Oct. 2022.

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