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battle cryBy extension, a strong motto or purpose statement, especially in regards to winning a goal in sports, games or work.Rate it:

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battle crySomething the troops yell out when going to war or battle.Rate it:

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battle outTo argue or fight over and reach a conclusion; to air out one's grievances.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo continue to wage war when it is clear that one is not going to win.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo try to do something so difficult that it will probably end in failure.Rate it:

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give battleTo engage in warfare; to attack or fight with military force.Rate it:

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pitched battleA hostile engagement involving sustained, full-scale fighting between opposing forces in close combat.Rate it:

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pitched battleAn intense, rancorous argument or confrontation.Rate it:

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Richard of York gave battle in vainA mnemonic phrase to help remember the order of the seven colours of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.Rate it:

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uphill battledifficult struggleRate it:

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uphill battleA challenge with the odds of success stacked strongly against.Rate it:

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win the battle, but lose the warTo achieve a portion of a goal, but fail to achieve the entire goal.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo attempt to hold a position in battle.Rate it:

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a smoke screenEarly sea battles demonstrated the value of gun smoke and smoke from burning ships to hide one battleship from one belonging to the enemy. Later, smoke was generated prior to commencing battle so as to make it more difficult for gun crews to spot the targeted vessel. This tactic became known as a smoke screen.Rate it:

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à moitié fait qui commence bienWell begun is half done; A good beginning is half the battle.Rate it:

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attack is the best form of defenceIn a battle, attacking the opposition first is better than waiting for them to attack.Rate it:

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blow someone out of the waterTo trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.Rate it:

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bought the farmSimple past tense and past participle of buy the farm: died; often refers to death in battle.Rate it:

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buy the farmTo die; often, to die in battle.Rate it:

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c’était une bataille rangéeIt was a pitched battle.Rate it:

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dragon's denA place to do battle, but the enemy is formidable. Only enter if prepared.Rate it:

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firing lineThe line from which soldiers fire their weapons at a target; especially the front line of troops in a battleRate it:

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get to grips withTo battle (with something).Rate it:

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grappledEngage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle. passersby grappled with the man after the knife attack synonyms: wrestle, struggle, tussle, brawl, fight, scuffle, battleRate it:

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loose cannonA cannon that breaks loose during battle or a storm and causes serious damage to the ship and its crew.Rate it:

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On the WarpathFurious, hostile, engaged in battle, ready for confrontationRate it:

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quarrel outTo dispute by arguing; to hash out or battle out an issue.Rate it:

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shell shockA psychiatric condition characterized by fatigue caused by battle.Rate it:

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the British are comingA warning that enemies are about and a battle is about to begin.Rate it:

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