Go Down Swinging - Idiom

Video Overview

The idiom ‘go down swinging' means ‘knowing things won’t go well, but trying anyway'. The video explains the meaning of the idiom ‘go down swinging' in English. We explain how to use it with some easy examples for Social and Business English.

Video Analysis

This idiom is when someone knows there is more of a chance that things are not going to work out, but making sure they fight until the very end to try to make it a success. Even in the face of certain doom, when someone goes down swinging, they show heart and never concede defeat.

Further Examples:

  1. I’ll go down swinging in my quest for greatness. I don't plan on ever giving up unless I have to.

  2. The company went down swinging, but went under during the recession.

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