fight like kilkenny cats

Fight like Kilkenny cats
When you say that people fought like Kilkenny cats, you mean they fought valiantly to the bitter end, even if they are both destroyed. For instance, ''The two political parties fought like Kilkenny cats over the matter''

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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