(one) won't give up without a fight

(one) won't give up without a fight

I am not going to yield submissively or easily. Well, I won't give up without a fight, so I hope she's ready to work her hardest to get this promotion—I know I will. I know Karen—she won't give up without a fight. Are you sure you want to challenge her in the election?
See also: fight, give, up, without

I won't give up without a fight.

Fig. I will not give in easily. (Compare this with Don't give up too eas(il)y.) Sue: Stick by your principles, Fred. Fred: Don't worry, I won't give up without a fight. Bob: The boss wants me to turn the Wilson project over to Tom. Sue: How can he do that? Bob: I don't know. All I know is that I won't give up without a fight.
See also: fight, give, up, without
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