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fight it out
To argue, fight, or compete until an agreement or victory has been achieved. My husband and his brother have been fighting it out over who should inherit their parents' estate. The two juggernauts of boxing will fight it out this Saturday for the championship belt.
To argue or fight until a resolution is reached or a victor found. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fight" and "out." My sister and I fought it out until we came up with a workable schedule for each of us to use the car.
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fight something out
to settle something by fighting. Do we have to fight this out? Can't we use reason? I prefer to fight out this matter once and for all.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
fight it out
Settle a dispute by fighting, either physically or verbally. For example, The two sides couldn't agree on a budget but were determined to fight it out to the end . [Mid-1500s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ˌfight it ˈoutcontinue fighting or arguing until one person wins: I’m not going to interfere. They can just fight it out between themselves.
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To engage in some dispute or fight for the purpose of resolving an issue or determining a winner: We fought out our disputes during dinner. The last two contestants will fight their final match out on Saturday night.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.