fight tooth and nail


fight tooth and nail
fight tooth and nail fight very fiercely.
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  • 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.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fight tooth and nail — go at it/fight/tooth and nail phrase to fight or argue with energy and determination Ministers have been fighting tooth and nail over this issue. Thesaurus: to arguehyponym arguments and arguingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.)   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you fight tooth and nail for something, you fight… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • (fight) tooth and nail —    If you fight tooth and nail for something, you fight with all your energy.     The Transport Minister fought tooth and nail to have the proposed road safety law accepted …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fight tooth and nail — fight (someone/something) tooth and nail to use a lot of effort to oppose someone or achieve something. We fought tooth and nail to keep our share of the business. They vowed to fight the new legislation tooth and nail …   New idioms dictionary

  • fight tooth and nail — fight tooth and claw/nail to fight very hard to achieve something. We fought tooth and nail to retain our share of the business. (often + to do something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • fight tooth and nail — fight hard, fight like an animal    Canadian women fought tooth and nail for the right to vote …   English idioms

  • fight tooth and nail — fight fiercely or with all one s might He is fighting tooth and nail to get a transfer to another department …   Idioms and examples

  • fight tooth and nail — See: TOOTH AND NAIL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fight tooth and nail — See: TOOTH AND NAIL …   Dictionary of American idioms