Ummm...language expert?

I don't recognize the phrase "take fight against" ... is this just a phrase I've never come across in my 20-odd years of speaking the language or did two idioms get blended together to make something horribly wrong?


Megan April 10, 2008 at 7:40 PM  

Ah, headlinese. Leaving out the word "their" didn't really make this much shorter, but it did make it harder to read. Good catch.

Little Miss Know-it-All

Idealistic Pragmatist April 10, 2008 at 7:55 PM  

Google sez 51,900 hits. Most of which are in headlines, of course.

Jackie S April 11, 2008 at 9:25 AM  

I just wonder why they couldn't have chopped another word: "take"