What is another word for tooth and nail?

Pronunciation: [tˈuːθ and nˈe͡ɪl] (IPA)

Tooth and nail is an idiom used to describe a strong or fierce effort to do something. Synonyms for tooth and nail include fighting like a tiger, fiercely, vigorously, desperately, zealously, violently, and with all one's might. These synonyms imply that one is putting all of their physical and emotional strength into achieving a goal or winning a battle. The origin of the phrase tooth and nail is often debated, but its meaning has stayed consistent over time. Whether someone is fighting tooth and nail for a promotion, in a legal battle, or for their own personal beliefs, the intensity of their effort is clear.

What are the hypernyms for Tooth and nail?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Tooth and nail

  • As a Member of the CBC, I will fight tooth and nail to increase funding for programs, such as Ryan White, that were flat funded in the President's budget.
    Corrine Brown
  • People get on a show and they fought tooth and nail. Almost 95% of the actors out there want to be on a television series. Then as soon as they get onto one, no, no, I want to be a movie star. This television series stuff, no, no no.
    Victoria Pratt
  • I have significant concerns about reducing the 188th Fighter Wing's capabilities, and will fight tooth and nail against attempts to reduce its personnel or take away aircraft.
    Mark Pryor
  • I'm totally opposed to vouchers. I will fight them tooth and nail.
    Charles Schumer
  • Why would Senator Allen want to oppose saving money for the state? It's simply another example of Republicans fighting the governor tooth and nail against any measure where she might be able to turn the state's budget around.
    Bart Stupak

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