French Bosses Besieged as Worker Anger Rises
French workers besieged bosses, including luxury and retail tycoon François-Henri Pinault, as anger at proposed layoffs generated more forceful protests.
wsjNew York Probing Intel
Intel faces a probe by New York's attorney general to determine if it coerced customers to refrain from buying AMD chips.
Open and unrestrained: "These paintings and charcoal drawings . . . are slightly tame compared with the no-holds-barred forcefulness of his self-generated vision" (Christopher Andreae).
They were no-holds-barred meetings in which the speakers frequently got mauled. (D. C. North)
without any limits or controls:
a no-holds-barred interview/account
Mr. Nixon may well have had a no-holds-barred approach to dealing with political adversaries.
Meanwhile, both The Times and The New Yorker examine what Dow Jones might look like under Mr. Murdoch, through the prism of the News Corp. chief's past. In a long piece, The Times describes Mr. Murdoch's no-holds-barred style of getting what he wants, tracing his efforts to win over regulators and beat back rivals.
━━ a. 何の制限［束縛］もない, どんな手を使っても構わない.
no holds barred
Without any restrictions, as in Telephone companies are entering the market for Internet users with no holds barred. This expression comes from wrestling, where certain holds are illegal, or barred, and has been used figuratively since about 1940.
Characterized by or full of force; effective: was persuaded by the forceful speaker to register to vote; enacted forceful measures to reduce drug abuse.
forcefully force'ful·ly adv.
forcefulness force'ful·ness n.
verb [T] FORMAL
to persuade someone forcefully to do something which they are unwilling to do:
The court heard that the six defendants had been coerced into making a confession.
noun [U] FORMAL
He claimed the police had used coercion, threats and promises to illegally obtain the statement.
using force to persuade people to do things which they are unwilling to do:
The president relied on the coercive powers of the military.
━━ vt. 強要する, 強制する ((into; into doing; to do)); 弾圧する.
━━ n. 強制; 威圧; 弾圧政治; 【コンピュータ】強制型変換.
coercive force 【電磁】保磁力.