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What does it mean when you dream about a fight?

Because life itself is so full of conflicts, dream fights can refer to any number of different struggles in our everyday life. Also, the culture in which we are raised can place so many conflicting demands upon us that we are filled with inner tensions, and these various inner conflicts can all be symbolized in dreams as physical fights. As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is applicable.

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Ringing the changes backfired for 'The Tinkerman,' with Chelsea crashing 3-1 but Crofty won't fight shy of making changes - as long as they aren't for change's sake.
Coun Gerald Fletcher, the council's cabinet member for visible services, said: ``The council will not fight shy of using its powers to impose on-the-spot fines or prosecute owners.
But while you dither, while you put off making a public statement, while you let teeth-sucking civil servants rule the roost, while you fight shy of taking on Jim Wallace, while you stay silent, you will lose the respect of the people.
If India's defense needs nuclear weapons, we shall not fight shy of inducting them,'' he said.
And with a five-match commitment over just a couple of weeks in June, cross-Channel club managers will surely fight shy of having their players worn out when they report for pre-season training in July.
Reductionism seems impossible in the face of Licht's findings, which should provoke scholars to fight shy of labor market simplifications for a long while.
SIR - Margaret Brown (Letters, Jan 28) comments on the article in Education Wales, "Singletons fight shy of 'toy boys'" (Jan 14).
"But they say you should never fight shy of one horse in a race, so, while we face a monumental task trying to concede 11lb, we will give it our best shot.
David Worthington and Jill Peel, founders of 10 Associates, said: "Successful businesses often fight shy of a branding concept, but like the first day at school, it can't be avoided.
There are some moments when the shimmering strings almost collide with the easy-listening world of Mantovani, but conductor Vasily Petrenko did manage to fight shy of that, while allowing the patchwork of Romanian folk tunes to shine through.