Definition of push and shove in US English:

push and shove

noun

  • Rough and tumble, hurly-burly. Also as a count noun: a tussle, a fight.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Lincoln Evening News. From push + and + shove.

Pronunciation

push and shove

/ˌpʊʃ (ə)n(d) ˈʃʌv/