rough-and-tumble


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rough and tumble

Rowdy, disorderly, and boisterous; marked by scuffles or infighting. (Hyphenated if used before a noun.) The kids started getting a bit too rough and tumble when their cousin Jake came over. It's healthy for them to have a bit of rough-and-tumble play, so long as they make time for quiet play, as well.
See also: and, rough, tumble

rough-and-tumble

 and rough-and-ready
disorderly; aggressive. That was a rough-and-tumble football game. George is too rough-and-ready for me. He doesn't know how to act around civilized people.
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Donald spans the distance between campy fun to dead serious rough-and-tumble," says Allen, who has also signed on for future adaptations if the network decides to turn the books into a series.
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