go to the mat
phrasal to make an all-out combative effort (as in support of a position)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • go to the mat — (USA) If people go  to the mat, they continue to struggle or fight to the end, until they have either won or have finally been defeated.   …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • go to the mat — (for (someone/something)) to support someone or something very strongly. When he believes in a project, he s willing to go to the mat for it …   New idioms dictionary

  • go to the mat — phrasal : to engage in a hotly fought usually verbal and ideological struggle go to the mat with those whose arguments do not seem to me to be sound or fair Christian Century * * * informal vigorously engage in an argument or dispute, typically… …   Useful english dictionary

  • go to the mat — verb To continue to struggle or fight until either victorious or defeated …   Wiktionary

  • go to the mat for someone — go to the mat (for (someone/something)) to support someone or something very strongly. When he believes in a project, he s willing to go to the mat for it …   New idioms dictionary

  • go to the mat for something — go to the mat (for (someone/something)) to support someone or something very strongly. When he believes in a project, he s willing to go to the mat for it …   New idioms dictionary

  • go to the mat for — go to the mat (for (someone/something)) to support someone or something very strongly. When he believes in a project, he s willing to go to the mat for it …   New idioms dictionary

  • go to the mat (with somebody) (for somebody) — go to the ˈmat (with sb) (for sb/sth) idiom (NAmE, informal) to support or defend sb/sth in an argument with sb Main entry: ↑matidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • go to the mat (with somebody) (for something) — go to the ˈmat (with sb) (for sb/sth) idiom (NAmE, informal) to support or defend sb/sth in an argument with sb Main entry: ↑matidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • To go to meat — Meat Meat (m[=e]t), n. [OE. mete, AS. mete; akin to OS. mat, meti, D. met hashed meat, G. mettwurst sausage, OHG. maz food, Icel. matr, Sw. mat, Dan. mad, Goth. mats. Cf. {Mast} fruit, {Mush}.] 1. Food, in general; anything eaten for nourishment …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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