Значение идиомы rough-and-tumble

[rough-and-tumble] 1. {n.} Very rough, hard fighting or arguingthat does not follow any rules.

There was a rough-and-tumble on thestreet last night between some soldiers and sailors.

Many peopledon’t like the rough-and-tumble of politics.

2. {adj.} Fighting orarguing in a very rough and reckless way; struggling hard; notfollowing rules or laws.

It took strong men to stay alive in therough-and-tumble life of the western frontier.