fight

(redirected from fight fire with fire)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

fight

or

flight response

The general activation of the sympathetic nervous system in response to stress.
References in periodicals archive ?
Saturday's performance, while still ending in defeat, proves that the gap is no longer getting wider, but instead Wales in this kind of form are on a positive and do possess the mental strength when with their backs against the wall to fight fire with fire, stand up and match it with the best.
THE UK's top UFC star Darren Till headlines at London's O2 Arena and it should be an explosive main event against Jorge Masvidal - another stand-up striker who likes to fight fire with fire.
Everton's recent displays as well as their 1-1 draw at Anfield last month suggests Allardyce won't be looking to fight fire with fire and will once again look to shut up shop.
WE must fight fire with fire in the new Age of Reaction or social progress and cherished British values of respect and tolerance will be destroyed by vile frothing demagogues spouting prejudice and bigotry.
These ruthless criminals are organised and heavily armed and the only way to defeat them is to fight fire with fire.
Keith Gorton said: "If France already knew the position of ISIS fighters and training camps before Friday's attack, then why didn't they attack them then?" But Deaglan McConville added: "If you fight fire with fire, all you get is a bigger fire, in bombing possible ISIS positions, they are putting the lives of tens of thousands of civilians at risk."
Argentina have struggled when they have faced mass defences and have only looked themselves when Nigeria opted to fight fire with fire in their final group game.
But Morkel, Warner's IPL teammate at the Delhi Daredevils, has promised to "fight fire with fire" when he charges in at the Australian opener with the new ball at Newlands.
So my advice is to fight fire with fire - any taxi driver that refuses a paying customer, be it for a short fare or because they require more help than is normally required, either threaten to report the driver, stating the distance you are requiring to travel and/or any extra help that you require.
When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Brigade usually uses water.
STOURBRIDGE will fight fire with fire when they play Blackheath tomorrow in a match that could secure their National One status.
We were taught that we can't fight fire with fire, so how come a responsible authority suggests that we transfer emergency treatment rooms into combat zones?