free-for-all

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free-for-all

A chaotic, uncontrolled situation. Janice tried to plan a fun, organized birthday party for her son, but as soon as the other kids arrived, the event turned into a free-for-all. The debate turned into a free-for-all when the candidates all started yelling at each other.
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Last year the day was a veritable freeforall, as people lost their minds to grab a bargain they didn't really need at the expense of humanity in general.
Had it not been for the immediate reinforcement, it would have become a freeforall," said Pfc Melchor Solayao of the Army's 87th Infantry Battalion.
However exaggerated, the people at large feel that this is a freeforall environment sans fear, scruples.
But, after such a freeforall, there is clear evidence that ethane availability is not what it was.
What we are not talking about is throwing away all the educational lessons that have been learnt and have given us such success and going back to the freeforall that meant that some children were failed abysmally by the school system.
The right to control Kabul became the object of a three-cornered freeforall among the well-armed, ethnically-aligned factions.
In the Mamasapano incident, for example, clan relations between the combatants of the MILF and BIFF must be examined to determine how these produced a freeforall (pintakasi) that led to the deaths of so many.
The victory was a redemption of sorts for EAC whose senior basketball team got embroiled in an ugly freeforall against Mapua in the first semester last year that resulted in ejection of players and forfeiture of several games.
Skateboarding Exhibitionrevamped from 2013's freeforall skateboarding activity, "Rakrakan Festival 2014" will see the most talented boarders in the metro perform their best tricks in a daylong skateboarding exhibition.
On Saturday, early morning joggers found that the usual "hataw" freeforall physical fitness activity inside the complex had been canceled, and police officers said this was due to the preparations for Mr.
Monday after most of their players were suspended for their involvement in the freeforall against Emilio Aguinaldo College last Monday.
Meanwhile, the NCAA Management Committee has thrown the book at the players who figured in a freeforall during the game between Emilio Aguinaldo College and Mapua on Monday night.