fight for (one's) life(redirected from fight for their lives)
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.
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ˌfight for (your) ˈlifemake 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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