One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Put up a spirited show of resistance in a fight or contest.‘United certainly made a fight of it in the second half’
- ‘The result was never in doubt, but at least they made a fight of it.’
- ‘The French-Canadian made a fight of it after losing the first set 6-0 but finally succumbed after a 10-8 tiebreak.’
- ‘Michael Howard and his team must raise their game and make a fight of it.’
- ‘The question is whether Rudd and Gillard decide it's worth making a fight of it.’
- ‘Had the game continued for another 10 minutes the Wasps could have made a fight of it.’
- ‘I certainly think the English ladies team would have made a fight of it.’
- ‘There had been hopes that England would make a fight of it.’
- ‘Now we need to wait and see how strategies and the race itself unfold, but we are in a good position to make a fight of it.’
- ‘Instead they trailed 22-0 but even then coach Lee Crooks held out hope they could make a fight of it in the second half.’
- ‘When Quinn grabbed his chance just after the break it looked as though Sunderland could still make a fight of it.’
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