be fighting for (one's/its) life

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be fighting for (one's/its) life

1. To be close to death, but with the possibility of recovery. Chris is fighting for his life after that accident. The doctors aren't sure that he'll survive the night.
2. To be close to failure, but with the possibility of recovery. Because the business is fighting for its life right now, layoffs are imminent.
See also: fight, life