to the last man


: until all the men in a group are killed, defeated, etc.
They vowed to fight to the last man.

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Recent Examples on the Web Zelensky told the Senate that his country would fight to the last man, Bennet said, even if Congress cuts off funding. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2023 The Ukrainian armed forces don’t usually fight to the last man, although Mariupol is an exception. David Axe, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023

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“To the last man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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