Meaning of no holds barred in English:

no holds barred

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  • 1(in wrestling) with no restrictions on the kinds of holds that are used.

    ‘Forms of contemporary no holds barred wrestling in which rules are thrown out the window are Hardcore Wrestling and Cage Fighting.’
    • ‘This would be a bruising, no-holds-barred grapple.’
    • ‘A fun, no holds barred brawl between Finlay and JBL started the night off right.’
    • ‘So basically after the bands have finished they put this ring up, they actually construct a ring in the bar, anyone can go up and you can have gloves, bareknuckle or no holds barred, three round fights.’
    • ‘This time it was McCabe versus Steel, in a tag match with no holds barred.’
    • ‘I have 9 no holds barred fights and am ranked the #1 fighter in the world under 155 lb.’
    1. 1.1Used to convey that no rules or restrictions apply in a conflict or dispute.
      ‘he's willing to take on all comers, no holds barred, for a good political argument’
      • ‘This was a tough no holds barred encounter which threatened to spill over at several junctures such was the committed and no-nonsense approach adopted by both teams.’
      • ‘‘It is a totally honest account of what it was like to be with the front line pickets, no holds barred, a wonderful document,’ he says.’
      • ‘Keep the questions coming, ask about anything that is on your mind with no holds barred, and I will do my best to provide answers.’
      • ‘Wouldn't it be supremely interesting to hear what people had to say about you with no holds barred?’
      • ‘There were no holds barred in that war.’
      • ‘It was an assassin's duel, the usual messy fray, no holds barred.’
      • ‘But clearly what was taking place was a bitter power struggle between opposing ruling cliques with no holds barred on either side.’
      • ‘The two redoubled their efforts, attacking each other viciously, no holds barred.’
      • ‘They will act with no holds barred, including the use of nuclear weapons.’
      • ‘The host assured us that this was to be a ‘frank, open exchange, with no holds barred.’’