free-for-all free-for-all


  • (n) a noisy fight in a crowd


  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.


  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


  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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