no holds barred
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See also: no-holds-barred
- (wrestling) Without restrictions on holds or what opponents may do.
- a no holds barred match
- (idiomatic) Having absolutely no limits or restrictions as far as the levels and nature of one's hostilities and offense; taking to an especially ruthless or vicious manner.
- a no holds barred debating style that quickly transformed into a bickering
in wrestling: without restrictions on holds or what opponents may do
idiomatic: having absolutely no reserve or restrictions in lengths; in an especially ruthless or vicious manner
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