live to fight another day

live to fight another day

to lose a fight or competition but not be completely defeated and therefore be able to try again in the future The anti-pollution campaigners lost the debate but lived to fight another day.
See also: another, fight, live
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And at the end of the day, if the movie's no good, I'll live to fight another day.
He said: "A draw is the least we deserved and we live to fight another day.
Odds have lengthened on CCFC beating drop but at least they live to fight another day.
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.
Thankfully both the horse and I were relatively unscathed and live to fight another day.
And the specimen fish will live to fight another day.
After all, like Manchester United, we could have suffered the ignominy of a shock exit at the hands of a lower league club - but the main thing is that we live to fight another day.
It was a tough weekend, congratulations to Jenson, but I live to fight another day.
He came there after the last but he didn't quite get up the hill but we live to fight another day.
You've just got to accept it, live to fight another day.
We live to fight another day - we live with a text that India have signed up to, Brazil have signed up to, poorer countries have signed up to, to keep this process going into 2006 which was always going to be the concluding year and we are determined to work twice as hard.
Because of Garcia's dominant performance and some timely hitting, the Stampede - which trailed 2-0 in the series going into Sunday afternoon's game - will live to fight another day.
But the Fifers live to fight another day thanks to Dwarika.
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.