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free-for-all (n.)

"mass brawl" (one in which all may participate), 1918, from earlier adjective use (1868), especially in reference to open horse races, American English. Earlier as a noun in reference to free-for-all horse and motorcar races.

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Definitions of free-for-all

free-for-all (n.)
a noisy fight in a crowd;
Synonyms: brawl
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