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
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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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Physically the two men appeared perfectly matched and each was fighting for his life, but from the first it was apparent that the Black Odwar was the better swordsman, and Gahan knew that he had another and perhaps a greater advantage over his antagonist.
To be held paralyzed, with one's back toward some horrible and unknown danger from the very sound of which the ferocious Apache warriors turn in wild stampede, as a flock of sheep would madly flee from a pack of wolves, seems to me the last word in fearsome predicaments for a man who had ever been used to fighting for his life with all the energy of a powerful physique.
But now he is strong and sullen, and he is fighting for his life at the cost of mine.
Menelek was a powerful man, and he was fighting for his life. Continually he kept calling for the guard, until I succeeded in getting a grip upon his throat; but it was too late.
One was fighting for his life; the other for a reward and the King's favor.
He was fighting for his life; he gnashed his teeth together in his desperation.
'It was a fine struggle that; for he was a tall, strong man, fighting for his life; and I, a powerful madman, thirsting to destroy him.
Never in all his long years of fighting had he faced such an agile and dexterous enemy, and as they backed this way and that about the room great beads of sweat stood upon the brow of Paul of Merely, for he realized that he was fighting for his life against a superior swordsman.
Fosh-bal-soj was possessed of enormous strength and he was fighting for his life. The Englishman soon realized that the battle was going against him.
A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being attacked with baseball bat in a residential road inHarefield.
A YOUNG man is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a double decker bus.
POLICE are still searching for a hit-and-run driver who left Aston Villa fan Robert Higgins fighting for his life and needing longterm care.
Summary: Her husband, on other hand, is fighting for his life at Rashid Hospital.
A MAN was fighting for his life last night after a car thief ran him over in his own motor.