To fight vigorously and ferociously, to make tiring effort to get something


  • This lucid expression traces its roots back to Latin Proverb. After many centuries this proverb transformed into French saying which finally reached England in 1562. It is observable, the way animals fight brutally by biting and clawing at each other, the same can be applied to people who sometimes fight so furiously and viciously that they appeared to fight like animals who take on each other brutally using their teeth and nails, so people fight like “fight tooth and nail.”

The opposition leaders fought tooth to nail to prove their points in the Parliament.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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fight tooth and nailTo use every means possible to overcome a difficult opposition.
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