To avoid: We had better fight shy of the chaos in the Balkans (1821+)
/ˈfɪɡˌdʒæm/ noun 1. (Austral, slang) a very conceited person
- Fight tooth and nail
Engage in vigorous combat or make a strenuous effort, using all one’s resources. For example, I’m going to fight tooth and nail for that promotion. This expression, with its allusion to biting and scratching, was first recorded in 1576.
noun 1. the leaf of a fig tree. 2. a representation of a fig leaf, used as an ornament in architecture, as a cover for the genitalia on a statue or in a painting, etc. 3. something intended to conceal what may be considered indecorous or indecent: to approach the facts of life with the […]