go down fighting

go down fighting

To continue to fight or resist someone or something until one is ultimately defeated. Of course the enemy troops haven't given up yet—I suspect they'll go down fighting.
See also: down, fight, go

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, go
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But I assure you that I will not break but would rather go down fighting," he said.
Shire captain Kenny Reid said: "We were disappointed not to have got the game played, giving us the chance to go down fighting.
LIVERPOOL have almost no chance of reaching the Champions League Final but will go down fighting.
The hosts squandered an early advantage to go down fighting against a determined Dutch side that left the home crowd heartbroken at the Kalinga Stadium in the east Indian state of Odisha.
Wednesday's Matches: SNGPL Go Down Fighting to National Bank 1-3 National Bank of Pakistan, the national champions with a number of internationals had their third win in as many matches.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan go down fighting against Nepal in the South Asia Regional Qualifying Tennis Event (U-12) as hosts beat Pakistan 2-1 in the semi-finals played in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Instead, Dr Miguna decided to go down fighting.Kenyans will interpret the unfortunate incident in various ways, but one thing that stood out throughout was the simple fact that both sides were squarely to blame.
I'll certainly continue my relationship with the club and will follow them whether I'm in Qatar or not." 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.
"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.' .' They have had it too easy for too long now."
While relegation to National Three Midlands is extremely likely, Shaun Perry's side will be keen that they 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.
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.