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Wild West, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishWild West, thethe Wild WestˌWild ˈWest, the  the western US, where many European settlers moved during the 19th century to establish new farms and new cities. In films it is often shown as a place where cowboys and Indians (=Native Americans) fight each other, and where cowboys use guns rather than the law to settle arguments. A situation where there are no laws or controls is sometimes described as being ‘like the Wild West’.
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