Rough-and-tumble meaning

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Characterized by roughness and disregard for order or rules.

Rough-and-tumble politics.

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A condition marked by rough disorderly struggle; infighting.

The rough-and-tumble of national politics.

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Violent and disorderly, with no concern for rules.

A rough-and-tumble fight.

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A fight or struggle of this kind.
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Active, vigorous and rough, with the possibility of harm.
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She found fame and success in the rough-and-tumble garment district.

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Rough activity; fights.
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An environment of rough activity.
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A person who characteristically engages in such activity.
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Engage in rough-and-tumble activity.
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Alternative spelling of rough-and-tumble.
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