Share this entry

Share this page

rough and tumble

Saltos de línea: rough and tum¦ble

Definición de rough and tumble en inglés:

sustantivo

A situation without rules or organization; a free-for-all: the rough and tumble of political life [as modifier]: the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of the dealing room
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Newsgirls were to be found, but young females generally enjoyed fewer opportunities within the rough-and-tumble street culture milieu.
  • The best of the landscapes meld nature's rough and tumble with the rough and tumble of the paint to rich effect.
  • He examines the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago party politics, where labor organizations were but one group of players.
Sinónimos
Irish , North American , & Australian donnybrook
Law , dated affray
informal scrap, dust-up, punch-up, shindy
North American informal rough house

Origen

early 19th century: originally boxing slang.

Definición de rough and tumble en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure