Fight for someone's life - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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fight for (one's) life
To actively try to stay alive, as of one who is sick, injured, or being attacked. She's been fighting for her life for days—she really needs an organ transplant.
ˌfight for (your) ˈlife make a great effort to stay alive, especially when you are badly injured or seriously ill: A young cyclist is fighting for his life after the accident.
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The fight for someone's life
or livelihood clearly comes before internal deadlines or sitting on a committee a few times a year.