duke it out

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duke it out

1. To physically fight someone. Watch out, there's two guys duking it out in the back of the bar! I duked it out with some guy last night and earned myself a black eye for my troubles.
2. To contend with someone or something for something. In such a big family, my siblings and I always have to duke it out for our parents' attention.
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duke it out

Sl. to have a fistfight. John told George to meet him in the alley so they could duke it out.
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duke it out

fight it out. North American informal
Dukes or dooks are ‘fists’, especially when raised in a fighting position. The word comes from rhyming slang Duke of Yorks, ‘forks’ (i.e. fingers).
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duke it out

phr. to have a fistfight. John told George to meet him in the alley so they could duke it out.
See also: duke, out