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knockdown drag-out fight

n. a prolonged and hard fight. Trying to get my proposal accepted was a knockdown drag-out fight.
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Ancajas would have settled for a shutout decision, but Gonzales made a mistake and paid the price with two more knockdowns and stoppage at the 1:50 mark of the 10th round.
The first knockdown came in the opening round when Ancajas unleashed a thunderous left.
The Homax brands new Pro Grade Orange Peel and Knockdown Ceiling Textures were designed with the pro in mind, said Brad Cignetti, marketing manager for the Homax brand of PPG.
A peach of a right sent Lee sprawling right at the start but when he went down in the third, it was initially ruled as a knockdown even though a second look proved Quillin had stepped on his foot.
I had a letter published on this very page suggesting that they offer them for sale at a knockdown price to young people wanting to get a foot on the property ladder but who could not get a decent mortgage.
In the third round Golovkin sent his opponent to the second knockdown with a counter forehand blow.
The 26-year-old from Birtley survived three knockdowns from body shots in one round in an amazing battle, before stopping Preston's Matty Clarkson in Leeds on Saturday.
BE ON-TREND with a Kangol duffel coat with toggles and a faux fur hood - at a knockdown price of PS25.
These almirahs are completely knockdown and can be assembled at customer's place thus making the entry of almirahs possible even through congested stairs/doors of any house.
The Everton Red Triangle puncher showed excellent conditioning to regain control of the fight after his knockdown and out-work his Scottish rival for much of the fight.
With an initial output capacity of 50,000 vehicles per year, the joint venture will adopt a knockdown system of assembling core parts from Japan into vehicles.
A tall ship carrying 64 students and staff was lost in a squall off Brazil because the crew didn't understand the risk of a knockdown, transportation safety officials say.
All the four insecticides showed encouraging knockdown capabilities at various times during the 1 h exposure.
The beauty of knockdown texture is that it not only hides imperfections but also creates a more subtle, low-profile look than heavier textures.