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 […]
noun 1. any of various plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum, having showy flowers of white, yellow, or pink. noun 1. an erect species of mesembryanthemum, M. tricolor, grown as a garden annual for its red-orange flowers with yellow centres
[fig-muh nt] /ˈfɪg mənt/ noun 1. a mere product of mental invention; a fantastic notion: The noises in the attic were just a figment of his imagination. 2. a feigned, invented, or imagined story, theory, etc.: biographical and historical figments. /ˈfɪɡmənt/ noun 1. a fantastic notion, invention, or fabrication: a figment of the imagination n. […]