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fight tooth and claw

To fight, battle, or compete with great ferocity, vigor, and intensity. I know my brother has fought tooth and claw to be re-elected, so his victory tonight is certainly well earned. These elite troops have been selected by the royal palace to fight tooth and claw against any possible invaders.
See also: and, claw, fight, tooth
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Stephen Wallis should be fighting tooth and claw to preserve this meeting, not capitulating so meekly in the face of the silliness that is Racing For Change.
The League leaders's boss was upset by battling Ards, who are fighting tooth and claw to avoid relegation.