knock-down-and-drag-out love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. marked by extreme violence; -- of fights; also used metaphorically of fierce contests.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extremely violent


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  • Roderick ( "Rod the Rock") Kinnison ran for President of North America against the incumbent Witherspoon; and, after a knock-down-and-drag-out political battle with Senator Morgan, the voice of the Morgan -

    Gray Lensman

  • One of the leading moralists of the town, proprietor of a knock-down-and-drag-out, was loudest in his protestations that such a happening in the public square of Ascalon, in the broad light of day, the assembled inhabitants looking on, would give the place a name from which it never would recover.

    Trail's End

  • I know Peter well enough to know that when it comes to standing up to a real knock-down-and-drag-out fight, he won't do it.

    The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece

  • In him will be blended the courtliness and chivalry of Spain, the imagery and romance and belligerency of the Irish, the thrift and caution of the Scotch, and the go-get-him-boy, knock-down-and-drag-out spirit of our own Uncle

    The Pride of Palomar

  • And in a genuine old-fashioned knock-down-and-drag-out rough-and-tumble your woodsman is about the toughest customer to handle you will be likely to meet.

    The Blazed Trail

  • If you're going into this political knock-down-and-drag-out, you ought to have the dope.

    The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush

  • It had grown because of their favor and by means of the rankest exhibitions of knock-down-and-drag-out methods of consolidation of all competitors but -- Westinghouse.

    Frenzied Finance Vol. 1: The Crime of Amalgamated

  • And he might -- he might have done it -- for he was the most wishy-washy chap that ever cocked his eye at a woman; he might, I say, if me an 'him hadn't had a regular knock-down-and-drag-out row.

    Dixie Hart

  • I've got my things all done up at home and the folks in bed, and I'm going to stay with him all night if I have to have a knock-down-and-drag-out row to do it.

    Dixie Hart

  • It was a knock-down-and-drag-out fight, in which hair pulling, gouging, and biting were allowed.

    Stories Of Georgia


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