put up a fight(redirected from put up a good fight)
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put up a fight
1. To struggle, fight, resist, etc. I thought we'd have to get law enforcement involved to get him off the land, but he didn't put up much of a fight in the end. I expect they'll put up a fight when we announce the pay cuts, but they'll either have to accept them or look for other work.
2. To make a brave or valiant effort against someone or something, especially when they or it is stronger than one. Usually modified by the adjective "good." They put up a good fight, but they never really had a chance to defeat us.
put up a fightand put up a struggle
to make a struggle, a fight, etc. (Fixed order.) Did he put up a fight? No, he only put up a bit of a struggle.