Meaning of 鱼死网破

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wǎng (Trad.: 魚死網破)
lit. either the fish dies or the net splits; a life and death struggle (idiom)
Example Sentences
In face of the brutal price war, can entrepreneurs only choose desperate fighting or being captured without resistance?
Echoing the best traditions of Tom and Jerry, the mouse remains undaunted and even raises a paw to fend off his larger foe.