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fight fire with fireTo respond to an attack with a similar or identical method.Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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

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bun fightA formal party or other social gathering, especially one at which food is served.Rate it:

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bun fightAn altercation, especially one which is chaotic, not terribly serious, or outright ridiculous.Rate it:

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Can't Fight City HallThe under authority person cannot do anything against an administrative system, there is no way to win the struggle against official procedureRate it:

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couldn't organise a bun fight in a bakerySynonym of couldn't organise a piss-up in a breweryRate 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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fight backto defend oneself by fighting.Rate it:

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fight backto counterattack; to resist an attack.Rate it:

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fight backto repress; to struggle to repress.Rate it:

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fight backto overturn a losing deficit.Rate it:

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fight firesTo deal with urgent matters and minor emergencies rather than longer-term work.Rate it:

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fight in armourTo have sex while using a condom.Rate it:

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fight it outTo fight until a decisive and conclusive result is reached.Rate it:

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fight offTo succeed in defeating a challenge, or an attack.Rate it:

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fight offTo resist, particularly an infection or an emotion.Rate it:

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fight one's cornerTo vigorously promote or defend one's interests, views, etc.Rate it:

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fight shy ofTo avoid something.Rate it:

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Fight Tooth and NailTo fight vigorously and ferociously, to make tiring effort to get somethingRate it:

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never fight a land war in AsiaDon't bite off more than you can chew; don't start a fight that is too big to win.Rate it:

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one can't fight city halltaking on any government entity in a contest is difficult and easier said than done.Rate it:

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that cock won't fightSynonym of that dog won't huntRate it:

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two dogs fight for a bone, but a third runs away with itWhen two sides contend, it's always the third party that benefits.Rate it:

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you can't fight city hall(chiefly US) Nothing can be done to change the situation, because it is a governmental decision.I see they're going to build the airport after all. I suppose you can't fight city hall.Rate it:

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baptism of fireThe first experience of a severe ordeal, especially a first experience of military combatRate it:

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fire-breathingcaustic, vitriolic or scathingRate it:

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fire-breathingCaustic, vitriolic or scathing.Rate it:

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fire-breathingThat emits flame from the mouth or nostrils.Rate it:

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get on like a house on fireTo immediately start a good relationship with someoneRate it:

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hold your fireWait, don't retaliate, calm down, be quiet.Rate it:

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Where There's Smoke, There's FireIf something is looking wrong, there must be probably wrong with it, there is always a basis for any rumorRate it:

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fire upTo excite; to infuse with energy.Rate it:

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fire offTo write a note or letter quickly.Rate it:

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fire awayTo begin to talk or present information quickly.Rate it:

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fire upTo ignite.Rate it:

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fire upTo start.Rate it:

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a fresh fucked fox in a forest fireSomething which is extremely hot, in any sense. Hot weather, sexual arousal, one who is wanted by the police, etc. are all described as "hotter than..." or "as hot as a fresh fucked fox in a forest fire",Rate it:

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fire offTo ask an unexpected question rapidly.Rate it:

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fire awayTo begin shooting at an enemy.Rate it:

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fire-breathingThat shoots fire from the mouth or nostrilsRate it:

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under fireSubjected to enemy attack.Rate it:

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light a fire underTo start sooner or move faster.Rate it:

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pull someone's bacon out of the fireTo rescue someone, especially at the last moment.Rate it:

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under fireCriticized or held responsible for something.Rate it:

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add fuel to fireTo inflame a situation, to make a situation worse.Rate it:

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add fuel to the fireTo worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.Rate it:

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Add Fuel to the FireTo boost up one’s anger or trouble more with your deeds or words, when he/she is already facing worst situationRate it:

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ball of fireA person who is especially hard-working, high-achieving, ambitious, or active.Rate it:

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