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fight (one's) way back to (something or some place)

1. To struggle or use force to return to some place, position, or thing. The party was so packed with people that I had to fight my way back to where my friends were talking. We had to fight our way through the crowd to board the train on time.
2. To struggle to return to some condition or state. The political candidate will have to fight her way back to the top of the polls. After a devastating civil war, the country has to fight its way back to a position of stability and prosperity.
See also: back, fight, to, way

fight back

To act in one's self-defense, either verbally or physically. If that bully confronts you again, you need to fight back. They were tearing my story to shreds—I had to fight back!
See also: back, fight
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fight back (at someone or something)

to defend oneself against someone or something; to retaliate against someone or something. You are going to have to fight back at them. You can't expect us to defend you. It's hard for me to fight back against three of them by myself.
See also: back, fight
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Of that she was positive, and a brave little smile swimming up from her troubled heart, she set about, with much energy, to achieve order, valiantly fighting back her insistent tears as she worked.
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But, Cook explains, fighting back will help in the long run.
Fortunately enough, it appears that David will suffer no long-lasting damage from the incident, but it is a painful reminder that fighting back can sometimes backfire badly if you become a target.
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England is fighting back and it's good for the series."
After fighting back to full fitness, she suffered a prolapsed disc and was out for a further ten months.
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The out-of sorts 22-year-old struggled to find her form all week and almost went out in the first round, fighting back from a set and 4-0 down against Alberta Brianti.
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He'd told me gang members usually attack new arrivals to see if they show heart by fighting back. Fighting back earns respect.
Bowing his head and fighting back the tears he said: "Er....can we...I'd rather just stop this if that's alright.