slug it out


: to fight or compete over something until one side wins
The companies are slugging it out in court.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Thinking through how the next two weeks will unfold, the Dodgers (109-48) are struck by the oddity of finishing a historic regular season coasting to the finish line then going dormant while two wild card teams to be determined slug it out. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2022 While the streamers and studios continue to slug it out at the high end of the market, the indies are being forced to tighten belts and economize. Angus Finney, Variety, 19 Sep. 2022 The same big corporations which clashed last year continued to slug it out daily in a ferocious, ongoing battle for subscribers and audience attention. Josef Adalian, Vulture, 20 Dec. 2021 The country’s top teams slug it out in the regular season to earn what is supposed to be an easier journey to a championship on the rough road of March Madness. Laine Higgins, WSJ, 25 Mar. 2023 The sweet spot setting for the default mode should allow users to slug it out in a manner that is slightly more free-flowing than in real life but in a way that doesn’t completely cartoon the sweet science. Brian Mazique, Forbes, 5 Feb. 2023 Tár Cate Blanchett will slug it out with Michelle Yeoh in Best Actress, but what about the big category? Vulture, 23 Dec. 2022 Baseball’s top two teams slug it out in the opening games of this year’s Fall Classic. Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2022 Baseball’s top two teams slug it out in the opening games of this year’s fall classic. cleveland, 23 Oct. 2022 See More

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

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