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Meaning of “to the bitter end” in the English Dictionary

"to the bitter end" in British English

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to the bitter end

C2 until something is ​finished
(Definition of to the bitter end from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"to the bitter end" in American English

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to the bitter end

(also until the bitter end) to the end of something ​difficult that will ​likely have a ​badending: The ​presidentfought for his ​plan to the bitter end.
(Definition of to the bitter end from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “to the bitter end”
in Chinese (Simplified) 坚持到底, 拼到底…
in Chinese (Traditional) 堅持到底, 拼到底…
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