be there for someone
be there for (one)
To provide or be available to provide support to one. I promised to be there for my friend Ann after her mother died. You were always there for us, Mom, even when we didn't appreciate it.
See also: there
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be there for someoneSPOKEN
COMMON If you are there for someone, you are ready to listen to their problems and to help and support them. Jimmy has always been a good friend to me and always been there for me with bits of advice. I said, `I'll be there for you', which is all he wanted really.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
be there for someonebe available to provide support or comfort for someone, especially at a time of adversity.
1998 Spectator Elegant, determined and intelligent, she was the perfect tycoon's wife: always there for her husband and ready to defend him.
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