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 Fight Shy (To).Fighting Fifth (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fighting-cocks.
 
To live like fighting-cocks. To have a profusion of the best food. Fighting-cocks used to be high fed in order to aggravate their pugnacity and increase their powers of endurance.   1
 


 Fight Shy (To).Fighting Fifth (The). 

 
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