free-for-all free-for-all

Definition(s):

  • (n) a noisy fight in a crowd

Usage(s):

  1. Bono and the rest of the Irish band called U2 seem to be citizens of some alternative time frame spliced from the idealism of the '60s and the musical free-for-all of the late '70s.
  2. The study of psychedelics in the '50s and '60s eventually devolved into the drug free-for-all of the '70s.
  3. The fight over Montgomery Ward was turning into a free-for-all.

News

  1. Jobbie Nooner brings more than just boats to area this weekend

    Jobbie Nooner has developed a reputation in recent years as a free-for-all featuring nudity and excessive drinking but law enforcement authorities and some elected officials say the image may be overblown.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: The Voice

  2. Luciano: Peoria Stadium was a gamble with a rich history

    This 1910 photo was taken after a 25-mile "free-for-all" race at Peoria Exposition Park, now the site of Peoria Stadium. The winning driver, pictured here and surrounded by fans, was identified only as "Baldwin."
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

  3. The dirty girls behind Nashville's Birdcloud

    Banned on YouTube, but coming to NoDa by Corbie Hill To say Birdcloud — the Nashville duo of Makenzie Green and Jasmin Kaset — plays crude songs is an understatement. "Saving Myself For Jesus," their wide-open, scathing mockery of evangelical abstinence culture, was pulled from the seeming free-for-all that is YouTube.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Charlotte

Quotes

  1. "We're playing with fire," said Jagdish Bhagwati, an economist at Columbia University. "The system was designed to avoid the free-for-all wrestling of the 1930s. If the US and France start saying, 'This is legal so I am going to do it,'...
    on Mar 31, 2009 By: Jagdish Bhagwati Source: Washington Post

  2. "There would also be a concern about avoiding any appearance of impropriety in the waning days of his administration _ ie some sort of pardon free-for-all," Walker said. "I don't think that is anything that is going to happen on this...
    on Nov 29, 2008 By: John Walker Lindh Source: FOXNews

  3. "To me, globalization is like a hundred-lane highway crisscrossing the world," Yunus said. "If it is a free-for-all highway, its lanes will be taken over by the giant trucks from powerful economies. Bangladeshi rickshaws will be thrown off...
    on Dec 10, 2006 By: Muhammad Yunus Source: Forbes

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