slug it out

idiom

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

Examples of slug it out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two columnists slug it out July 12, 2024 How do California’s delegates feel? Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, 16 July 2024 Both slug it out with reckless abandon for eight minutes, which many consider the most electrifying three rounds in boxing history. 1991 — Magic Johnson sets an NBA record for career assists in a 112-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2024 As Israel and Hamas slug it out in Gaza, the Biden administration is trying to deploy enough naval muscle to intimidate the Islamic Republic of Iran and its allies. Christian Schneider, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan have built a defense that nevertheless looks equipped to slug it out with the Eagles and create a turnover or two. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2023 Now, the same types of program questions that have bedeviled San Diego State — the ability to slug it out when the points pile up, dig out when the shovel becomes heavy and ultimately figure it out when behind — lingers as a work hunting progress. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 Related:How to slug it out with your governing bodies over property taxes Tax bills showing the new savings should arrive in the mail by October or November. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, 9 Aug. 2023 Any such plans would seem to be on ice for now, however, as Twitter and Musk slug it out in court in a bitter back and forth. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 30 Sep. 2022 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

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“Slug it out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slug%20it%20out. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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