fight like Kilkenny cats

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fight like Kilkenny cats

To fight almost to the death. The phrase alludes to an Irish fable in which two cats fought and nearly killed each other. This team does not give up, so we need to fight like Kilkenny cats if we're going to beat them. By the time I called the police, those two were fighting like Kilkenny cats.
See also: cat, fight, like