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free-for-all

noun
     
free-for-all [singular] informal
1 a situation in which there is total freedom and anything can happen - used to show disapproval:
the free-for-all of sexual activity in the 1970s
2 a noisy quarrel or fight involving a lot of people:
A controversial penalty decision sparked a free-for-all at the end of the match.

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