go down fighting

go down fighting

Fig. to continue the struggle until one is completely defeated. I won't give up easily. I'll go down fighting. Sally, who is very determined, went down fighting.
See also: down, fight
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Al Sailiya go down fighting QNB Stars League side Al Sailiya lost to Tianjin Quanjian 0-1 in a friendly played on Wednesday at the Aspire Zone, where the Chinese team's winter camp is based.
MARK WALKER'S VERDICT RANGERS should be able to continue their free-scoring recent form in the Burns Night clash at Cappielow, although expect Morton to go down fighting.
TIM SHERWOOD promised to go down fighting as he battles to keep his job at Villa Park.
HANNAH EDWARDS proudly bears her battle scars but the water polo hopeful says she'll go down fighting even if GB sink without a trace in their opener against Greece at the European Games today in Baku.
He has tried to be nicey nicey with the players to protect them and look after them and he has thought 'if I am going to go down I am going to go down fighting my way - not the players' way.
While relegation to National Three Midlands is extremely likely, Shaun Perry's side will be keen that they go down fighting.
The report said that the so-called top 10 'Rules of Life' include loyalty and fiduciary duty matter, how hubris is terminal and the need for some 'steamroller' tenacity and the nuggets include that 'it is better to go down fighting than not fight at all, and advices not to bring a pencil to a knife fight.
City's hopes of retaining their Premier League title may appear slim, but Aguero says they are determined to go down fighting.
City's hopes of retaining their Premier League title may appear slim but Aguero says they are determined to go down fighting.
I can live with defeat as long as you go down fighting, but not this.
DARLINGTON manager Craig Liddle has accepted that his side will be relegated - but wants them to go down fighting.
CRICKET: With Yorkshire hovering on the brink of relegation, Ryan Sidebottom remained determined that his side would go down fighting on the third day of their LV= County Championship clash with Somerset at Headingley.
On the pitch, those players at least proved if they are going to be relegated this season given the nine-point deduction as punishment, but which has yet to be ratified by the Premier League board, then they will go down fighting.
Pompey are to be deducted nine points for their financial strife, but on the pitch the Pompey players showed they will go down fighting after they beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor.
Harris, the slow left-armer, was the Proteas' star man in notching his best-Test haul of six for 127, but the day undoubtedly belonged to Johnson after he slammed an unbeaten 123 in just 103 balls to help his side go down fighting.