knock-down drag-out

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knock-down drag-out

Lengthy, intense, and contentious. Although the phrase uses terms related to a physical fight, it usually refers to non-physical quarrels, or athletic contests, but not actual violence. This meeting is shaping up to be a knock-down drag-out battle between the two rival executives, who have each been trying to recruit allies. We knew from the beginning that this was going to be a knock-down drag-out game, and it hasn't disappointed, with both sides relentlessly trying to gain an advantage.
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The Strangecreek Campout Battle of the Bands, which began Wednesday, continues with a knock-down, drag-out rock feud among Rebel Alliance, Ladyhips and Three Wheeled Fonk Circus at 9 p.
It's been a knock-down, drag-out fight, neck and neck the whole way.
The couple went out on the roof terrace and had a knock-down, drag-out fight.
The key to this achievement is Clinton's budget plan, which passed through Congress in 1993 only after a knock-down, drag-out fight led by the President--a fight won with only the votes of a fractious Democratic party, and against a vehement and united Republican front.
Kicking off the celebration will be a knock-down, drag-out wrestling extravaganza featuring World Championship Wrestling stars Shane Helms, Jeff Jarrett, Chris Kanyon, Rey Mysterio Jr.
He noted that his company had evolved and gown in part due to partnerships with these and other companies, meaning the "war" may be more of an illusion than a knock-down, drag-out brawl.
Here I was all bummed out that there wasn't a good knock-down, drag-out, evil-to-the-core TV series to keep me occupied.
But Eric got substantial visitation rights, which caused the subsequent knock-down, drag-out fight.
We fight all the time - we fight,'' admits Williamson, offering another possible scenario for the title's inspiration: ``We just had a knock-down, drag-out the other day with (series creator) Graham (Yost) and (director Jon) Avnet and all the actors - if you heard an explosion in Hollywood, well, that was us pounding at each other over the material.
When it's Miami-Florida State or Miami-Florida, there's knock-down, drag-out fights.
If you leave them alone afterwards and say, OK, go fight it out, it's really going to be knock-down, drag-out, (with) lots of litigation,'' said Joe Vitti, a Valley VOTE member.
Expect a knock-down, drag-out fight at the malls this weekend: Stores are knocking down prices in hopes of dragging out more customers as they fight to save a lackluster holiday retail season.
I'm in this knock-down, drag-out fight with Pam and I get flattened,'' Witt said in Sunday's New York Daily News.
If TV's premier femme fatales squared off in a no-holds-barred, knock-down, drag-out cat fight to the finish, who would be left standing with the highest ratings?
While there are still dozens of knock-down, drag-out episodes yet to air, by June or July - after May sweeps, of course - you can expect to see a kinder, gentler ``Springer.