fight (one's way) through

fight (one's way) through

1. To force one's way through (a crowd or crowded place). The party was so packed with people that I had to fight through just to get to the bathroom! We had to fight our way through the crowd to board the train on time.
2. To struggle to overcome or succeed despite (some obstacle, difficulty, or impasse). The team has been fighting through a number of injuries among its star players. I have to find a way to fight my way through this creative slump. The regime is increasing its pressure on our resistance. We all need to band together and fight through.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fight

 (one's way) through (something)
1. to struggle to get through something; to struggle to penetrate something. I'll have to fight my way through all this crepe paper in order to reach the punch bowl. The room was filled with trash, and I had to fight through it to get to the other door.
2. to struggle to work through all of something. I have to fight my way through this stack of papers by noon. I am tired of fighting through red tape.

fight

(one's way) back (to something) to struggle to return to something or some place. She fought her way back to the head of the line. Jan fought back to good health.

fight something through (something)

to force something through some sort of procedure or process; to railroad something through (something). The governor fought the bill through the legislature successfully. She fought through the bill successfully.
See also: fight, through
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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