bitter end, the

bitter end, the
,bitter `end, the noun
to/until/till the bitter end
continuing until the end of a particular situation or period of time, even though it is difficult or unpleasant:
Some of the army had supported Milosevic to the bitter end.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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