fight it out


: to be in a fight
People were fighting it out over parking spaces.
: to end a dispute by fighting or arguing
This matter won't be settled until the lawyers fight it out in court.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than fight it out in court, the state appeared to simply give up on its original goal of winnowing the number of providers down to two, with Kaiser thrown in for good measure. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Dec. 2022 Houston and Carolina fight it out to be the worst team in the league, and the Panthers emerge as the winning loser and take Stroud No. 1. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, 3 May 2022 Like Ridley Scott's The Last Duel (but not quite as brutally violent, and unfortunately lacking a chaotic Ben Affleck performance), these two warriors fight it out to near-death. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 26 Jan. 2022 Seeing these two mighty Avengers fight it out is certainly going to be interesting. Chris Smith, BGR, 15 Sep. 2021 All three are going to be much improved and fight it out for the division title and the winner could take the conference crown, too. USA TODAY, 2 Sep. 2021 Any such amendment has yet to be passed through the city supervisors, so in the meantime, San Francisco and the delivery apps will fight it out through the courts. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 20 July 2021 More than 270 days were spent shooting, with a single sequence — in which the two friends fight it out amid wild animals and fiery explosions — occupying a total of 65 nights. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2023 The Tulane Green Wave (19-10) fight it out with the Wichita State Shockers (17-14) in the quarterfinal round of the men’s 2023 AAC Tournament in Fort Worth on Friday, March 10 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. Corey Sheldon | , oregonlive, 10 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Fight it out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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