fight for (one's) life

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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.
See also: fight, life

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.
See also: fight, life
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SQ down at the foot of the Football League, where Tranmere Rovers continue to fight for their lives.
SQUEAKY bum time down at the foot of the Football League, where Tranmere Rovers continue to fight for their lives.
The starving of Africa, who have to walk for days to get water, regularly face a fight for their lives.
From the beginning, they fight for their country then end up having to fight for their lives.
In Hell, Jack finds he and Esme are gladiators, expected to fight for their lives for the entertainment of the Emperor of Hell and its horrible and bizarre denizens: lots of rather gory martial arts action ensues.
So I think that if they've had this experience where they've had to fight for their lives that maybe ...
BUDGE POUNTNEY has circled the wagons and defiantly insisted his Northampton players are ready to fight for their lives.
Their ship is chased by Saracen galleys, and shortly the returning Crusaders are in a fight for their lives at sea.