take up the cudgels for

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take up the cudgels for somebody/something

  (British & Australian) also take up the cudgels on behalf of somebody/something (British & Australian)
to argue strongly in support of someone or something
Usage notes: A cudgel is a short, heavy stick which is used as a weapon.
Relatives have taken up the cudgels for two British women accused of murder. (British & Australian)
See also: cudgel, take, up
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But Sir Vincent Fean said a decision was taken by Tony Blair's government "not to take up the cudgels on behalf of the victims directly".
And always more than willing to take up the cudgels on behalf of you, our readers and for the North East as a whole.
When is somebody going to take up the cudgels on behalf of punters regarding the coverage of racing results by