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, for, life
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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, for, life
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I could just see Dian in the darkness, but I knew that she could not see my features or recognize me; and I enjoyed in anticipation, even while I was fighting for her life and mine, her dear joy when she should discover that it was I who was her deliverer.
A woman has been left fighting for her life after suffering serious head injuries.
She is fighting for her life at the ICU of Saqr hospital.
The mother is fighting for her life in the Jodhpur hospital.
SERENA Williams choked back tears as she contemplated the year-long journey that has taken her from fighting for her life in a hospital bed to the verge of history at the US Open.
TEENAGER Tara Houlihan was last night fighting for her life as she lay in an induced coma with her parents by her bedside.
Ms Boor was still fighting for her life after the freak accident on Tuesday.
AN elderly woman was fighting for her life in hospital after she was struck by a car in Trafford.
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A MOTHER was fighting for her life in hospital last night following a car-jacking in which she was dragged up to 60ft underneath the vehicle, police said.