no-holds-barred

adjective
\ ˌnō-ˌhōl(d)z-ˈbärd How to pronounce no-holds-barred (audio) \

Definition of no-holds-barred

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

First Known Use of no-holds-barred

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of no-holds-barred was in 1961

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“No-holds-barred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no-holds-barred. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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no-holds-barred

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English Language Learners Definition of no-holds-barred

: free from the usual limits or rules

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