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What does fight the good fight mean?


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fight the good fight

If you fight the good fight, you try very hard to do what is right so as to have a clean conscience.

The origin of this idiom comes from the Bible, Timothy 6.12 (King James Version):
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.


The phrase was also quoted in a classic favorite hymn and Christian song written by Rev. John Samuel Bewley Monsell and published in Hymns of Love and Praise for the Church’s Year (1863):

Fight the good fight with all thy might;
Christ is thy Strength, and Christ thy Right;
Lay hold on life, and it shall be
Thy joy and crown eternally.

Example(s):

He said what he had to say. He fought the good fight and left with a clear conscience.

This idiom is in the war category


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