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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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