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fighting a losing battle

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  • fighting a losing battle — phrase trying to achieve something that you will probably not be able to achieve Police are fighting a losing battle against the rising crime rate. Thesaurus: likely to failsynonym Main entry: fight …   Useful english dictionary

  • fighting a losing battle — trying to achieve something that you will probably not be able to achieve Police are fighting a losing battle against the rising crime rate …   English dictionary

  • fight a losing battle — to try hard but fail. For years it seems we have been fighting a losing battle against poverty and hunger. In an old house, you re always fighting a losing battle with dust and dirt. Usage notes: sometimes used without fight: Many teachers feel… …   New idioms dictionary

  • fight a losing battle — be fated to fail in one s efforts he was fighting a losing battle to stem the tears * * * fight a ˌlosing ˈbattle f30 idiom to try to do sth that you will probably never succeed in doing • I m fighting a losing battle against the mess in this… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fight a losing battle —    If someone is fighting a losing battle, they are trying to do something even when there is little chance of succeeding.     The headmaster is fighting a losing battle trying to ban mobile phones at school …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • battle — [[t]bæ̱t(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ battles, battling, battled 1) N VAR A battle is a violent fight between groups of people, especially one between military forces during a war. ...the victory of King William III at the Battle of the Boyne. ...after a gun… …   English dictionary

  • battle — bat|tle1 W2 [ˈbætl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(fight)¦ 2¦(competition/argument)¦ 3¦(change bad situation)¦ 4 be half the battle 5 a battle of wits 6 battle of wills 7 do battle (with somebody) 8 fight your own battles 9 the battle of …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • battle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 between armies ADJECTIVE ▪ bloody, fierce ▪ intense, pitched ▪ The two armies fought a pitched battle on the plain. ▪ climactic …   Collocations dictionary

  • battle — 1 noun (C) 1 BETWEEN ARMIES a fight between opposing armies, groups of ships etc, especially one that is part of a larger war: the Battle of Trafalgar | in/into battle: Her son was killed in battle. | sending troops into battle 2 BETWEEN… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • battle — bat|tle1 [ bætl ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount a fight between two armies in a war: one of the bloodiest battles of World War II battle of: the Battle of Waterloo in battle: soldiers wounded in battle a ) count a fight between two groups of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • battle — I UK [ˈbæt(ə)l] / US noun Word forms battle : singular battle plural battles *** 1) a) [countable/uncountable] a fight between two armies in a war one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War battle of: the Battle of Waterloo in battle:… …   English dictionary

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