stand in the gap(redirected from stood in the gap)
stand in the gap
To assume a position of active, resolute defense (for or against something). From Ezekiel 22:30: "And I sought for a man among them that should make up the hedge and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none. We are all called to stand in the gap to defend what we know in our hearts to be morally correct and essential.