hold a brief for
phrasal advocate, defend — usually used in negative constructions <
I hold no brief for cartels and market allocations — J. D. Upham
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  • hold a brief for — {v. phr.} To argue in support of; defend. Usually used with a negative. * /I hold no brief for John, but I do not think he was responsible for the accident./ * /The lawyer said he held no brief for thievery, but he considered the man should he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold a brief for — {v. phr.} To argue in support of; defend. Usually used with a negative. * /I hold no brief for John, but I do not think he was responsible for the accident./ * /The lawyer said he held no brief for thievery, but he considered the man should he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold\ a\ brief\ for — v. phr. To argue in support of; defend. Usually used with a negative. I hold no brief for John, but I do not think he was responsible for the accident. The lawyer said he held no brief for thievery, but he considered the man should he given… …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • hold a brief for — Brit. be retained as counsel for. → brief …   English new terms dictionary

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