tooth and nail


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tooth and nail

Furiously or fiercely; with all of one's strength and effort. I know my brother has fought tooth and nail to be re-elected, so his victory tonight is certainly well earned. The elite troops have been placed around the perimeter to defend the palace tooth and nail from rioters.
See also: and, nail, tooth
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As the former Burbank city manager has already learned, the vested interests of Los Angeles politics will fight tooth and nail against any effort to make government serve the people instead of itself.
Developer Nino Vendome--who has fought tooth and nail to push the project through--is determined to build the original project somewhere else on the west side of Manhattan, however.
Local band Tooth and Nail and dancers from the Keogh School of Irish Dance delighted a family audience at the Attleborough Liberal Club, in Bull Street, Nuneaton, on November 9.
It's an appalling decision and we will fight tooth and nail against it.
I have had to fight tooth and nail to spend time with my son.
No wonder it will spend no small portion of its members' hard-earned dues fighting secession tooth and nail.
BLUES band Tooth and Nail is to play a Nuneaton gig to raise funds for a local church and Kosovar refugees.
For nearly 900 days we have fought tooth and nail with this multibillion dollar company.