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Twenty years ago, in 1980-1981 as Minister of Justice in charge of the newly proposed Charter of Rights, he fought tooth and nail against endeavours to place protection of all human life into that Charter.
After covering the Kennedy assassination, Walters fought tooth and nail for the highly visible role of the Today Girl, with no success.
SJP, which broke ground on the building three years ago, fought tooth and nail to nab its first tenant, law firm Proskauer Rose, which took 400,000 square feet.
With just 21 days to Christmas, the announcement is the cruellest one of all for the 1,700 workers who have fought tooth and nail to try to save their jobs.
Third in both the Arkle and at Aintree, the seven-year-old still had a bit to do turning in and only put his head in front over the last as he fought tooth and nail with Mahogany Blaze and the well-backed eventual runner-up Cornas (5-1).
The Old Age Pension and Labour Exchanges were introduced by the Liberal Government of 1906 and were fought tooth and nail by the Tories.