no-holds-barred

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adjective \ ˌnō-ˌhōl(d)z-ˈbärd \

Definition of no-holds-barred

:free of restrictions or hampering conventions
  • a no-holds-barred contest

First Known Use of no-holds-barred

1961


NO-HOLDS-BARRED Defined for English Language Learners

no-holds-barred

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Definition of no-holds-barred for English Language Learners

  • : free from the usual limits or rules


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