Idiom: Fight tooth and nail
Meaning: If someone will fight tooth and nail for something, they will not stop at anything to get what they want. ('Fight tooth and claw' is an alternative.)Country: International English | Subject Area: Body and bodily functions | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Long in the tooth
- Pay on the nail
- Hit the nail on the head
- Nail in the coffin
- Fight an uphill battle
- It's not the size of the man in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the man
- Go down without a fight
- Sweet tooth
- No dog in this fight
- Flash as a rat with a gold tooth
- Fine-tooth comb
- Fight fire with fire
- It's not the size of the dog in fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog
- You can't fight City Hall
- One nail drives out another
- Fight like Kilkenny cats
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