fight a losing battle

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Definition of fight a losing battle

: to try to do something that one will not be able to do I've been trying to organize this mess, but I think I'm fighting a losing battle.

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“Fight a losing battle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fight%20a%20losing%20battle. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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