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Win against someone

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:25 am
by Stevenloan
Hi everybody! What common idioms do you use to describe when you win against someone in a physical fight?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Win against someone

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:02 pm
by trolley
Steve, there's probably too many to list. Many of the words or phrases can also be used to describe other types of victories...in an argument, in a sporting contest, in a war, etc. A common one used to describe besting someone in a physical altercation is to "beat someone up". "Kicking someone's ass (arse)" is another that you'll often hear, but that one may not be considered polite by some people. Try Googling "synonyms for winning a fight."

Re: Win against someone

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:24 am
by Stevenloan
trolley : Thanks so much for your answer and advice. Enjoy your weekend.

StevenLoan

Re: Win against someone

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:27 am
by Lancer21
You could say that your character had the upper hand in the fight, that he gave his opponent a beating he'll remember, that he knocked out (or even "knocked the lights out of") his opponent - if you're not a native speaker, be careful not to write "knock up" instead, that's a whole different situation - , that your character beat him fair and square, that the opponent got messed up (or f**ked up, if the context you're writing in allows it) by your character...