fight tooth and nail

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To use every means possible to overcome a difficult opposition.
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The villagers fought tooth and nail to prevent the motorway being built through the local woodlands.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'fight tooth and nail':

Fight Tooth and NailTo fight vigorously and ferociously, to make tiring effort to get something
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καταπολέμηση των δοντιών και των νυχιών

küzdelem a fog és a köröm

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