have in corner

have someone in one's corner

Fig. to have someone supporting one's position or goals. (Originally from boxing.) As long as I have Mr. Howe in my corner, I feel confident about what I have to say.
See also: corner, have

have somebody in your corner

to have the support or help of someone We're lucky we've got James in our corner. No one can beat him in a debate.
See be backed into a corner, fight corner, paint into a corner, turn the corner
See also: corner, have