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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • go to bat for — (someone/something) to give help or support to someone or something. She s one of my closest friends in the world I d go to bat for her any day. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of go to bat (= to position yourself to hit the ball in a… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go to bat for — (someone) American & Australian to give help and support to someone who is in trouble, often by talking to someone else for them. Give me some decent evidence and I ll go to bat for you …   New idioms dictionary

  • go to bat for — If you go to bat for someone, you support or help him or her when they need it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • go to bat for — [v] show support for back up, cover for, defend, endorse, go to the wall for*, recommend, stand behind, stand by, stand up for, stick up for, support; concepts 10,49,110 …   New thesaurus

  • 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 * * * go to bat for (N American informal) To defend, take the side of • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • go to bat for — help someone by talking to managers or authorities, put in a good word for    Uncle Bob works for the City. If your tax bill is too high, maybe he ll go to bat for you …   English idioms

  • go to bat for — {v. phr.}, {informal} To help out in trouble or need; give aid to. * /Everybody else thought Billy had broken the window, but Tom went to bat for him./ * /Mary went to bat for the new club program./ Syn.: STAND UP FOR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go to bat for — {v. phr.}, {informal} To help out in trouble or need; give aid to. * /Everybody else thought Billy had broken the window, but Tom went to bat for him./ * /Mary went to bat for the new club program./ Syn.: STAND UP FOR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go\ to\ bat\ for — v. phr. informal To help out in trouble or need; give aid to. Everybody else thought Billy had broken the window, but Tom went to bat for him. Mary went to bat for the new club program. Syn.: stand up for …   Словарь американских идиом

  • go to bat for — idi+inf Informal. to intercede on behalf of …   From formal English to slang

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