One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fight or contest that ends only with the complete defeat of one of the parties involved.
to the end, to the finish, to the termination, to the completion, to the culmination, to a successful conclusionView synonyms
- ‘If successful, she could be showing her teeth on TV this September in a fight to the finish.’
- ‘Here again, another little, mini thriller was played out as both teams fought it out to the finish.’
- ‘However, I am proud of the way our whole side performed and stuck in right to the finish.’
- ‘We fought hard and credit to the lads they never dropped their heads and fought to the finish.’
- ‘The game turned out to be a close affair with the sides battling it out right up to the finish.’
- ‘Overcoming male chauvinism is no easy matter and it will have to be a relentless fight to the finish.’
- ‘He commanded troops in Guangdong and advocated a fight to the finish late in the war.’
- ‘This was a great team effort with all the players giving it their best right up to the finish.’
- ‘With eight days to go until the deadline for offers, it promises to be an interesting fight to the finish.’
- ‘I think he'll fight to the finish and will do everything possible to ensure he doesn't get captured.’
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