Fight an uphill battle - When you fight an uphill battle, you have to struggle against very unfavourable circumstances.
Fight tooth and nail - If someone will fight tooth and nail for something, they will not stop at anything to get what they want. ('Fight tooth and claw' is an alternative.)
Fighting chance - If you have a fighting chance, you have a reasonable possibility of success.
Go down without a fight - If someone goes down without a fight, they surrender without putting up any resistance.
It's not the size of the dog in fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog - Usually refering to a small dog attacking a larger animal, this means that fierceness is not necessarily a matter of physical size, but rather mental/psychological attitude.
It's not the size of the man in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the man - This idiom means that determination is often more important than size, strength, or ability. ('It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.' is also used.)
No dog in this fight - If you have no dog in a fight, you are not concerned and will not be affected either way by the outcome of something.
You can't fight City Hall - This phrase is used when one is so cynical that one doesn't think one can change their Representatives. The phrase must have started with frustration towards a local body of government.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan,; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fäkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist,; cf. L. pugnare, to fight, pugnus, fist
If I've got to fight I'd rather fight the trade than fight the people.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
When I fight again it'll be in Ireland, and not in America.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
A man when he begins to fight, fights because he is there and has got to do it.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
Fights with weapons were incessant.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
I've got to referee this fight.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
It was in the fighting on that river that the eyes of all of us began to be opened.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
Women could make a brave fight unaided; even fatherless boys were not entirely cheated of their youth.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
This gangway and upper deck formed the platform for the fighting men in battle.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
I am lost," he added, "but I will die fighting!
"Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser" by Walter Fenton Mott
It would be the first fight I had to direct as a fighting general.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
Ajax showed the white man
He knew how to fight;
White man showed to Ajax
He could treat him right.
"Ajax Votes for McKinley" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Mysterious, fighting, loving thing,
So sad, so true—
I would my laughing eyes some day
Might look on you.
"The Heart Unseen" by Richard Le Gallienne
Her Bertrand was the bravest youth
Of all our good king's men,
And he was gone to the Holy Land
To fight the Saracen.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
But when the Lord who bought me,
Asks for my service here,
To fight the good fight faithfully
I'm skulking in the rear.
"A Rainy Day in Camp" by Anonymous Americas
FROM hill to hill he harried me;
He stalked me day and night;
He neither knew nor hated me;
Nor his nor mine the fight.
"War" by Arthur John Arbuthnott Stringer
LEADER of armies, Israel's God,
Thy soldier's fight is won!
Master, whose lowly path he trod,
Thy servant's work is done!
"A Memorial tribute" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Fight Sport Fitness is more than a fight club.
An umbrella-armed escort accompanied actor Terrence Howard into the Regal Union Square Stadium 14 amid a torrential downpour on Monday, April 20, for the premiere of his new movie Fighting, which is, essentially, a movie about fighting.
Jiu-jitsu, a Brazilian fighting style, proved successful in multiple UFC 153 fights.
Fight-by-fight coverage of UFC 148, including Silva's second-round victory over Sonnen, who had dominated an earlier meeting between the two before losing by submission.
Honorio Banario of the Philippines (l.) fights with Andrew Benibe of the Philippines during the ONE Fighting Championship (FC) mixed martial arts (MMA) event at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila August 31, 2012.
No one is more surprised that Fighting Tongs is doing so well than the members of Fighting Tongs .
An estimated 3.9 million people tuned into HBO on April 1 to watch the Lannisters fight the Starks, the Baratheons fight the Lannisters, the Starks fight the Greyjoys, and the Targaryens fight, well, pretty much anyone.
What ever it takes to fight the fight, we learn the way to do it, even if we must go the extra mile and fight by getting, A-Round-2-It.
That's why the fight week buildup to Michael Bisping and Jason Miller -- a fight with vague insinuations toward a high contender spot -- is unique.
Amidst all today's news stories of troubles at home and abroad, I would like to go back some 150 years to recommend a book that rocked its world then - and can once again inspire readers to fight the good fight.
Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIII Evander Holyfield arrives on the red carpet at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIII in Phoenix, AZ.
Alfred Morris photoshops, Part II: Fighting duck-sized J.J. You saw the photoshops of Alfred Morris fighting horse-sized Clay Matthews.
Retired Auto Worker: "Keep fighting and fighting until this horrible injustice is righted".
An Albuquerque man has been charged in connection with a fight at a family barbeque Monday that has his father fighting for his life.
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To fight the multipacting phenomena, bias voltage on the central inner of the coaxial couplers can be implemented in order to shift the resonant condition [M8]. In waveguides the same effect is obtained by applying a magnetic field.
Vasantha was conferred the Kalpana Chawla Award for Courage and Daring Enterprise by the State Government of Tamil Nadu in recognition of her sustained fight for social justice in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and for her contribution to mathematics.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
The Internet and Society, Cambridge: Polity Press. Smith, B. (2000). “Notes from the field - There's a lion in the village: The fight over individual behaviour versus social context.” Social Marketing Quarterly 6(3): 6-12. Sproull, L. and S.
Profiling Internet Users' Participation in Social Change Agendas: An application of Q methodology
Testers must fight this natural tendency and develop the habit of picking input value suites that may or should break the code.
Recommended Practices for Spreadsheet Testing
B: "I can accept this paper, but I will not champion it (accept, but could reject)". C: "This paper should be rejected, though I will not fight strongly against it (reject, but could accept)".
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