no–holds–barred

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adjective \ˌnō-ˌhōl(d)z-ˈbärd\

Definition of no–holds–barred

  1. :  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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