come out swinging

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come out swinging

To compete or defend someone or something passionately or aggressively. After hearing so much opposition to his proposed construction project, the developer came out swinging at the town hall meeting. They may be underdogs in this series, but you can be sure that they'll come out swinging.
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come out swinging

also come out fighting
to strongly defend yourself or something you believe in Both candidates came out swinging in the televised debate Sunday night.
See also: come, out, swinging