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fight like a lion

To fight with great passion and intensity. I would fight like a lion against anyone who threatens my home or family.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fight like a lion

If someone fights like a lion, they fight very fiercely and bravely. She would have fought like a lion to protect her son. Note: Verbs such as battle and defend are sometimes used instead of fight. To win, Scotland must score goals. To draw, they must defend like lions.
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