tooth and nail
adverb Date: 1550 with every available means ; all out <
fight tooth and nail
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  • Tooth and nail — Tooth Tooth (t[=oo]th), n.; pl. {Teeth} (t[=e]th). [OE. toth,tooth, AS. t[=o][eth]; akin to OFries. t[=o]th, OS. & D. tand, OHG. zang, zan, G. zahn, Icel. t[ o]nn, Sw. & Dan. tand, Goth. tumpus, Lith. dantis, W. dant, L. dens, dentis, Gr. odoy s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tooth and Nail — Infobox Album | Name = Tooth and Nail Type = studio Artist = Dokken Released = September 13, 1984 Recorded = 1984 Genre = Hard rock, heavy metal Length = 38:11 Label = Elektra Producer = Tom Werman, Roy Thomas Baker Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5 …   Wikipedia

  • tooth and nail — {adv. phr.} With all weapons or ways of fighting as hard as possible; fiercely. Used after fight or a similar word. * /When the Indian girl was captured, she fought tooth and nail to get away./ * /The farmers fought tooth and nail to save their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tooth and nail — {adv. phr.} With all weapons or ways of fighting as hard as possible; fiercely. Used after fight or a similar word. * /When the Indian girl was captured, she fought tooth and nail to get away./ * /The farmers fought tooth and nail to save their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tooth and nail — See: HAMMER AND TONGS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tooth and nail — See: HAMMER AND TONGS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Tooth and Nail (novel) — infobox Book | name = Tooth and Nail orig title = Wolfman translator = author = Ian Rankin cover artist = country = Scotland language = English series = genre = Detective fiction publisher = Orion release date = 1992 media type = Print pages =… …   Wikipedia

  • fight tooth and nail — See: TOOTH AND NAIL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fight tooth and nail — See: TOOTH AND NAIL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Tooth — (t[=oo]th), n.; pl. {Teeth} (t[=e]th). [OE. toth,tooth, AS. t[=o][eth]; akin to OFries. t[=o]th, OS. & D. tand, OHG. zang, zan, G. zahn, Icel. t[ o]nn, Sw. & Dan. tand, Goth. tumpus, Lith. dantis, W. dant, L. dens, dentis, Gr. odoy s, odo ntos,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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