live to fight another day


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live to fight another day

To suffer a loss, misfortune, or other setback, but have the opportunity to try again in the future. Even though our latest product was a financial disappointment, we're going to learn from our mistakes and live to fight another day.
See also: another, fight, live

live to fight another day

If you live to fight another day, you survive a difficult or unpleasant experience and have the chance to be successful in the future. The Football League's bottom club, Scarborough, live to fight another day after their 2 — 1 win at Halifax.
See also: another, fight, live

live to fight another day

survive a certain experience or ordeal.
This idea, found in the works of the Greek comic playwright Menander, is expressed in the English proverbial rhyme He who fights and runs away Lives to fight another day.
See also: another, fight, live

ˌlive to fight another ˈday

(saying) used to say that although you have failed or had a bad experience, you will continue: She only just lost the election, so she lives to fight another day.
See also: another, fight, live
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