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一分钟英语:Fight Tooth and Nail

一分钟英语:Fight Tooth and Nail

English in a Minute – Fight Tooth and Nail:拼命争取

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Many animals have teeth and nails.

But what does it mean to fight tooth and nail?

Jonathan, did you see that email from Simone?

She did not get the manager's position.

What? She fought tooth and nail for that job!

Well, she may have fought hard for it, but she didn't get it. Ouch!

When you "fight tooth and nail," you fight hard.

You try your best to win and don't give up.

Animals in the wild use their teeth and nails when they fight.

When using this idiom though, make sure and keep it singular.

We don't say, "to fight teeth and nails."

And that's English in a Minute!