[teyk-noh-priz-uh-nerz, ‐priz-nerz] /ˈteɪkˌnoʊˈprɪz ə nərz, ‐ˈprɪz nərz/
wholeheartedly aggressive; zealous; gung-ho:
a businessman with a take-no-prisoners attitude toward dealmaking.


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