go down fighting

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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

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
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This was made possible after he played his career's first ranking final where he went down fighting to veteran Mohammad Asif by 7-8 frames.
Tribune News Network DOHA Qatar went down fighting to hosts Bahrain in four close sets in the Western Zone Qualification Tournament and still qualified for the Asian Men's Under-23 Volleyball Championship.
The Tigers went down fighting at The Stoop and must now rely on Gloucester to condemn bottom-club Newcastle to the drop.
It will be Welborn's first fight since his brave world title challenge against IBF and WBA champion Jarrett Hurd in Los Angeles five months ago when he went down fighting in four rounds.
In the first semifinal of U-19 category, Uzair Shoukat beat Hassan Raza in straight games, winning 11-9, 11-3 and 11-9, while in the second semi-final, Zeeshan Zeb was given real run for his money by Naveed Rahmat, who went down fighting 1-3, with the score of 11-9, 11-4, 7-11, 11-7.
A young St Mirren reserve side went down fighting in a 3-2 defeat away to Falkirk yesterday afternoon.
Olympic silver medalist Sindhu went down fighting to World No.
However, Anas Ali Shah went down fighting 3-1 against India's top seed player Yuvraj Wadhwani in the final of U13 competition and got the silver medal.
Pakistan, who went down fighting against Buddaiya Club earlier, defeated Al Riffa by 1-0 in their second friendly practice game.
He said: "In the second half we went down fighting.
The hosts went down fighting to Saudi Arabia 56-59, a marked improvement from its opening match defeat, when it lost to Bahrain 48-99.
Qatar SC lose to Iraq Olympic team Qatar SC went down fighting to the Iraq Olympic team in a friendly match, played as part of their preparations for the second phase of QNB Stars League.
Inam, who went down fighting 3-6 against India's Somweer Singh in his first bout, settled the score by beating Ajrudeen Airudeen of India 6-0 to finish second in the group, private news channel reported.
Michael O'Neill's side went down fighting, with the type of spirit that has typified his tenure - which may now come to an end given the work he has done in taking his small country to the brink of a first World Cup in 32 years.
The 26-year-old, from Handsworth, went down fighting against Kaisy Kahdemi, losing a gruelling four-rounder on points.