live to fight another day

live to fight another day

To suffer a loss, misfortune, or other setback, but have the opportunity to try again in the future. Even though our latest product was a financial disappointment, we're going to learn from our mistakes and live to fight another day.
See also: another, fight, live

live to fight another day

If you live to fight another day, you survive a difficult or unpleasant experience and have the chance to be successful in the future. The Football League's bottom club, Scarborough, live to fight another day after their 2 — 1 win at Halifax.
See also: another, fight, live

live to fight another day

survive a certain experience or ordeal.
This idea, found in the works of the Greek comic playwright Menander, is expressed in the English proverbial rhyme He who fights and runs away Lives to fight another day.
See also: another, fight, live

ˌlive to fight another ˈday

(saying) used to say that although you have failed or had a bad experience, you will continue: She only just lost the election, so she lives to fight another day.
See also: another, fight, live
References in classic literature ?
He talks very grandly, but when it comes to fighting, he thinks it best to run away and live to fight another day.
I am not agreeing with the court ruling but I will respect the verdict and live to fight another day God willing," he told journalists after the ruling.
I was surprised to read that the Warrior upgrade was to include the provision of a 40mm cannon with fire-on-the-move stabilisation ("Warriors live to fight another day," PE July).
ITALY live to fight another day at the European Championships thanks to a late penalty save from goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon against Romania.
Brown's strike ensures Alloa live to fight another day when they take on Arbroath in the play-offs.
MANAGERLESS Ards live to fight another day for premier league survival after they shared the points with Larne in an entertaining game.
And at the end of the day, if the movie's no good, I'll live to fight another day.
We allowed ourselves to live to fight another day and now, we'll go back to the drawing board,' said Tanduay coach Lawrence Chongson.
The dog was completely dehydrated, but it was just one of those things and we live to fight another day.
This is the biggest ever loss on a political bet, but I have spoken to the man and he will live to fight another day.
Odds have lengthened on CCFC beating drop but at least they live to fight another day.
WHICKHAM live to fight another day in the FA Carlsberg Vase after holding Brighouse Town to a 3-3 draw following extra time in West Yorkshire last night.
Batley live to fight another day and meet Leigh next weeK after they KnocKed out WorKington with a crushing 68-28 win at Mount Pleasant.
We live to fight another day, so I'm not displeased with the outcome.
It was a tough weekend, congratulations to Jenson, but I live to fight another day.