go to bat for

go to bat for
phrasal
: to give active support or assistance to : defend, champion

many friends stepped forward to go to bat for him and try to get him reinstated — James Jones

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go to bat for (N American informal)
To defend, take the side of
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Main Entry:bat

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informal defend the interests of; support

his willingness to go to bat for his employees

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go to bat for
US informal : to try to help, support, or defend (someone or something) in an active way

Many of his friends went to bat for him while he was under investigation for fraud.

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Main Entry:bat

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