fight for (someone or something)

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fight for (someone or something)

1. To fight in honor of someone or something. Many of the men who left to fight for their country did not live to return to it.
2. To struggle to gain or secure someone or something. If you're in love with Vanessa, then you need to fight for your girl. Many civil rights pioneers fought for the end of segregation.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fight for someone or something

to go to battle for the benefit of someone or something; to go to battle in the name of someone or something. They all went off to fight for their country. The soldiers fought for the queen and the survival of the empire. I guess I will have to learn to fight for my rights.
See also: fight, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"They will fight for us with all their strength and cunning."
Elsie Boyd fought the good fight for us in so many ways, as she did throughout her long life.
Please fight for us who voted for and trusted deserving public servants.
We all know politics can be dirty but we want our politicians to fight for us the people not with each other.
We need a senator who will fight for us full time, every day.
Cherice Edwards, 12, said: "I've worn a poppy for a number of years and I wear one because I think it is important to support everyone who went to war to fight for us." Megan Houston, 13, said: "I wear a poppy to show we care about the people who stood up and represented their country by fighting for it."
"It is important that future generations are aware of this history and remember those who fought for us and those who continue to fight for us, so that we can continue to enjoy the things we so often take for granted today."
He may have decided to give up on the war against terror, but do not disrespect all of the fallen Canadian men and women "we" sent to fight for us. Go visit a veteran who has had his legs blown off by an IED; Khadr was videotaped making similar devices.
Carry on your good work, Rol, and fight for us less fortunate people.
An RAF source said: "These brave men and women are facing death to fight for us and we can't even get them home."
And why does Bradley refuse to answer email questions about his position on the future of Liverpool when the Lib Dems campaign material says that their very reason for being here is to fight for us? Are the Lib Dems full of the same empty rhetoric as the other lot, or are they going provide us with a real reason for voting for them today?
"We ask these people to fight for us and risk their lives, and certainly potentially alter their outlook of the world or how they react to things.
Presumably, this must apply to the millions of others from the Indian Sub-Continent and elsewhere who volunteered to fight for us in both world wars?
It is comforting to know that we have such a powerhouse willing to "fight for us." Thanks to Suze Orman, we can find calm in the confusing financial crisis.
I know, I have seen lots of tears about this heartache but sadly can't do anything about it, and as we're all getting older, nobody can fight for us. V Holden, Cheddar Crescent, Llanrumney, Cardiff.