from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Using or able to use two fists: a two-fisted backhand stroke in tennis.
- adj. Informal Characterized by great vigor, energy, or enthusiasm: a two-fisted drinker; a two-fisted card player.
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- adj. using both fists (or figuratively, hands)
- adj. energetic or enthusiastic
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"No To Ambulance Fees" signs are stacked near oxygen tanks and scuffed fire helmets, and a scrolling message board out front crystallizes their two-fisted appeal for autonomy and tradition: "Keep our service free."
I hammer two-fisted block chords emphatically, keeping time with the bold and innovative rhythms by swinging my head and shoulders, experiencing intense levels of emotion, bordering on a delicious madness.
In the face of this two-fisted gloom, the safe-haven Swiss franc rose to fresh all-time highs against the dollar and the euro.
It's two-fisted, pulp-adventure, science fiction. '
Hawaiian history: a small, two-fisted Chinese-Hawaiian police detective who became one of the most celebrated police officers of his day.
The idea that men are and ought to be unreflective, grunting, two-fisted louts good with their hands but not so much with their hearts and their heads is a class thing not a gender thing and it is imposed upon working class men by a system that needs them to be beasts of burden.
And you want your private detective to be trying hard, but he's still often inept, and he's certainly not two-fisted and not hard-boiled and not very good at handling pain.
Thirteen months ago, I wrote about Ultra-Man as one superhero of the early 1940s who appeared to promote two-fisted isolationism rather than early defense against the Nazis and imperial Japan.
In this story, PR is being interviewed by a modern-day reporter and relates his origin story in a tale that gives us all the two-fisted action of the best of the old pulps along with the three-dimensional storytelling of today.
Meet the New Newt, ready to start a two-fisted brawl, according to New York magazine's Daily Intel blog.