tooth and nail


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tooth and nail

Furiously or fiercely; with all of one's strength and effort. I know my brother has fought tooth and nail to be re-elected, so his victory tonight is certainly well earned. The elite troops have been placed around the perimeter to defend the palace tooth and nail from rioters.
See also: and, nail, tooth
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Developer Nino Vendome--who has fought tooth and nail to push the project through--is determined to build the original project somewhere else on the west side of Manhattan, however.
Local band Tooth and Nail and dancers from the Keogh School of Irish Dance delighted a family audience at the Attleborough Liberal Club, in Bull Street, Nuneaton, on November 9.
It's an appalling decision and we will fight tooth and nail against it.
I have had to fight tooth and nail to spend time with my son.
BLUES band Tooth and Nail is to play a Nuneaton gig to raise funds for a local church and Kosovar refugees.