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
References in classic literature ?
The latter was fighting for his life only, without the spur of chivalry or loyalty.
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.
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.
Summary: 19-year-old is fighting for his life after a bid to end his life
A MAN was left fighting for his life after an assault in the early hours of yesterday.
A WALLASEY man has been arrested for assaulting a 27-year-old and leaving him fighting for his life.
A BIKER is fighting for his life after a roundabout smash with a skip wagon yesterday morning.
Muscat: Four members of an Indian family were killed in a road accident on Saturday early morning and one boy injured in the same accident is fighting for his life in a hospital in Muscat, sources and relatives said.
A TEENAGER is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit twice bya car in an attack which police are treating as aTEENAGER is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit twice bya car in an attack which police are treating as an attempted murder.
Earlier police warned of the dangers of taking drugs after a 26-year-old man was left fighting for his life after taking ketamine at the site.
Summary: George Michael has made a triumphant return to the stage in Vienna after fighting for his life ten months earlier.
He was left fighting for his life after his attacker repeatedly plunged a blade into his torso.