go to bat against

go to bat against someone

Fig. to aid someone against someone else. I would be happy to go to bat against Dan. We refused to go to bat against one of our friends.
See also: bat
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Ann Hohenhaus has won a prestigious 2014 DeBakey Journalism Award in the Online category for her article " Dogs Go To Bat Against Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Ann Hohehaus on winning the notable 2014 DeBakey Journalism Award in the Online category for her very compelling article entitled: "Dogs Go To Bat Against Lou Gehrig's Disease.
It is typically the nurses who go to bat against the doctors to say, "This med routine is not working; let's come up with something new.
Not only that, when you go to bat against Escobar, he's gunning for you.
Dogs Go to Bat Against Lou Gehrig's Disease examines how veterinary researchers are studying a canine model of ALS using dogs afflicted with a genetically related disease called degenerative myelopathy (DM) in order to help find a cure for both diseases.
Dogs Go to Bat Against Lou Gehrig's Disease delves into these similarities including a key genetic mutation first found in the Corgi.
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Home run hero, Roger Maris, is one of the greatest athletes of all time, but now, 15 years after his death, Maris's family is having to go to bat against the corporate giant, Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD).