(go down/give up) without a fight


1. surrender without putting up any resistance






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I won't go down without a fight!

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When you ‘don’t give up without a fight’ you refuse to be overlooked, put down or refused by someone without challenging them. You might use this expression when you feel like a situation is unjust or unfair. This is a casual idiomatic phrase used in social and professional contexts.

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  1. The politician doubled down on his incendiary comments and responded to calls for him to step down by saying he wasn't going down without a fight.
  2. My landlord is trying to evict me but I won't give up without a fight.

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  1. I know my employer is looking for an excuse to fire me, but I don't intend to give up without a fight.
  2. The odds are stacked against me saving my business, but I won't go down without a fight!

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