a battle royal

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a battle royal

1. A fight in which more than two participants are involved and the last person to survive is declared the winner. The men were eager to see who would be declared the wrestling champion at the end of the battle royal.
2. A heated argument. Things got pretty heated between the union and the school board at the meeting last night. It was quite the battle royal!
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a battle royal

a classic, hard-fought battle or argument. The meeting turned into a battle royal and everyone left angry.
See also: battle, royal