Giving up the ring throwing in my gloves (song line)

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1."Giving up the ring throwing in my gloves"

is my interpretation right?
1. stop fighting and resisting (ring: fighting ring)
2. <<...>>

are these informal expressions?

the song is "one big love" by patty griffin.
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  • suzi br

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    English / England
    I would think you are right there. These phrases don't seem 'usual' to me. The usual idiom for stopping a boxing match is to throw in the towel ..

    To stop fighting altogether is coverd by the act of hanging up your gives
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