fight a losing battle

Definition of fight a losing battle

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

fightplay
  1. :  to contend in battle or physical combat

    :  to strive to overcome a person by blows or weapons

    :  to engage in boxing

  1. :  a hostile encounter :  battle, combat

    :  a boxing match

    :  a verbal disagreement :  argument

losingplay
  1. :  resulting in or likely to result in defeat

    :  marked by many losses or more losses than wins

battleplay
  1. :  battalion

    :  a combat between two persons

    :  a general encounter between armies, ships of war, or aircraft

  1. :  to engage in combat between individuals or armed forces :  to engage in battle :  fight

    :  to contend with full strength, vigor, skill, or resources :  struggle

    :  to fight or struggle against

  1. :  to fortify with battlements


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