One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Fight or compete to a definite conclusion.
- ‘Ten schools participated in the competition and teams of four to five youngsters battled it out in heats to get the chance to perform at the Arts Centre.’
- ‘The first event on the list is the mixed draughts competitions with Hacketstown battling it out in two sections.’
- ‘Despite very wet conditions Colm battled it out and had a very competitive win.’
- ‘This means that the competitors will have to battle it out over four special stages run twice.’
- ‘A decade ago there were no Bentleys, nor many of the other makes of cars that now battle it out in a fiercely competitive market.’
- ‘For the first time the winners will be put forward to battle it out in the Anglia in Bloom competition on July 22.’
- ‘The sheepdog won round one of Thursday's competition before battling it out in the final with 30 other dogs in the mixed breed category.’
- ‘Shooting teams from all over Europe battled it out in an exciting competition three weeks ago in Bywell, Scotland.’
- ‘West and Wilson will definitely battle it out again for best new artist category.’
- ‘Innovation was the name of the game, as schoolchildren from across Yorkshire battled it out in a special inventors' competition.’
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