take (one's) side

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take (one's) side

To support or side with one in an argument. You always take your wife's side, even if you don't agree with her! Thank you for taking my side at the meeting. I was starting to feel like I was on my own in there.
See also: side, take
References in classic literature ?
He took their side yesterday, simply to make fools of them.
A tenth-wicket stand of 46 between James Hindmarsh (31) and Leo Giacomelli (15) took their side to 234-9.
That wicket fell in the seventh over of the day but Lyth and Kane Williamson took their side safely to lunch, Lyth passing 6000 first-class runs when he got to 48 and reaching his fifty off 121 balls.
They took their side to 20 after three overs, but Abdulla had his revenge when Denly's attempted off-side drive uprooted his off-stump for a run-a-ball 14.
Skipper Alistair Cook eventually ended his 21-ball stay when he pulled Morkel (two for 35) straight to Van der Merwe at mid-on for 26, bringing Pietersen to the crease as he and Trott took their side to the halfway stage at 68 for two.
His lawyers said that when Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald grew tired of Robbie's antics, which they felt damaged their squeaky clean image, Martin- Smith took their side.
New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming and Adam Parore, scoring 78 and 67 not out respectively, took their side to 282 for seven in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo yesterday.