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crusade against (someone or something)

To strongly oppose someone or something and encourage others to do the same. Many people in our small town are crusading against that big construction project because they feel that we don't need more stores so close to our homes.
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crusade for (someone or something)

To strongly support someone or something and encourage others to do the same. Many people in our small town are crusading for that big construction project because the closest store right now is 10 miles away.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

crusade against someone or something

to campaign or demonstrate against someone or something. You are always crusading against one cause or another. Ed started crusading against Eric and the latter threatened suit.
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Crusade for someone or something

to campaign or demonstrate for someone or something. I can hardly crusade for the defeat of a friend. Ed went on a crusade for Eric, hoping to get him elected.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Yet another misconception revolves around the Crusaders' bloody sack of Jerusalem in 1099.
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But a gamble from Christiaan Roets, touching down an Andy Moulsdale grubber kick which Skolars thought was rolling dead, put Crusaders back in front.
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Crusaders replied after eight minutes when Sam Broadbent sent over Simon Stephens following a break down the wing.
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