go down fighting

(redirected from going 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
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.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], December 8 (ANI): The Indian men's hockey team suffered a major blow as they bowed out of the Hockey World League (HWL) Finals after going down fighting 0-1 to world number one Argentina in the semi-finals of the tournament here at the Kalinga Stadium on Friday.
Promising youngster Muzzamil fought hard before going down fighting
GOING DOWN FIGHTING Danny Ings enjoys the goal that left Bruce (above right) and Nikica Jelavic (below) in deep trouble
LEICESTER AND BURNLEY MIGHT BE GOING DOWN, BUT THEY'RE STILL GOING DOWN FIGHTING Leicester's back-to-back wins have been a revelation.
Myanmar team fought well before going down fighting 2521, 2522, 2523 after an interesting 66 minute tussle.
Rohit kept up the fight until the very end and even saved two match points before going down fighting. In other first-round matches of the boys under-15 singles, Sanjay Venkat scored a convincing 21-5, 21-7 victory over Adithya H., Nithin Chandrashekar sailed to a comfortable 21-4, 21-11 win over S.M.
But the best summer in years is going down fighting for while it's going to get a lot colder it will be mainly dry with sunny spells.
Sunderland were going down, but they were going down fighting.
The nine-year-old has not been seen in competitive action since going down fighting in last season's RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival but Gordon Elliott's stable star is now ready for a racecourse return.
Mercurial 15-year-old Karan Negi bagged two titles, the menAAEs-B singles and the boysAAE under-18 singles and together with Areeb Usman as his partner, the duo finished runners-up in the menAAEs doubles before going down fighting to the top seeded pair of Khalid al Nabhani and Emerson Ocampo.
While he was unable to maintain his unbeaten National Hunt record when going down fighting to Degas Art last time, Katchit stuck to his task well and only lost out by a length and a half.
And far from deserving the Bronze Star she was awarded for bravely going down fighting in a gun battle in which 11 colleagues died, she did not fire a single shot.
Summary: Auckland [New Zealand], Aug.4 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler HS Prannoy suffered a major setback as he bowed out of the ongoing New Zealand Grand Prix Gold tournament after going down fighting against 11th seed Lin Yu Hsien of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event here on Friday.
Gopalakrishnan had also reached the semifinals of the men's singles before going down fighting to top seed Suhail Khan.
Win All-Ireland 14/1 Win Leinster 5/1 Odds ALL-IRELAND TITLES 6 Last in 1938 PROVINCIAL TITLES 23 Last in 1961 LAST YEARS PERFORMANCE League champions and All-Ireland semifinalists going down fighting against Tipp having beaten Offaly, Galway & Limerick MANAGER Anthony Daly