Marked by extreme violence; -- of fights; also used metaphorically of fierce contests.(adjective)
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Use "knock-down-and-drag-out" in a sentence
"Roderick ( "Rod the Rock") Kinnison ran for President of North America against the incumbent Witherspoon; and, after a knock-down-and-drag-out political battle with Senator Morgan, the voice of the Morgan -"
"One of the leading moralists of the town, proprietor of a knock-down-and-drag-out, was loudest in his protestations that such a happening in the public square of Ascalon, in the broad light of day, the assembled inhabitants looking on, would give the place a name from which it never would recover."
"I know Peter well enough to know that when it comes to standing up to a real knock-down-and-drag-out fight, he won't do it."