tooth and nail love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. With every available resource; with unrelenting effort: "Bureaucrats would correctly see this as a curb on their power and would fight tooth and nail against it” ( George R. Packard).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Viciously; with all one’s strength or power; without holding back.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. as if by biting and scratching; with one's utmost power; by all possible means.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with force and ferocity

Etymologies

From tooth + and + nail ("fingernail, claw"). (Wiktionary)

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