Entry from British & World English dictionary
A disorderly bout of fighting with the fists; a brawl: Casey and his mother’s lover are to appear in court after a punch-up figurative there could be a few punch-ups with Britain’s farmers
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- At school we used to side with a few mates around the school yards and have a few punch-ups or fights after school, but they weren't like the gang-related fights of today.
- The record doesn't want you to just kick back and listen, preferring to taunt you from your chair via head-nodding blues punch-ups and brawling rock 'n' roll.
- Several minutes of disorder ensued, which included punch-ups and the Oxford goalkeeper apparently pinning a rather more bulky Warwick team member to the ground saying repeatedly ‘Who's my bitch now?’
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