decide for (someone or something)

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decide for (someone or something)

To rule favorably for someone or something. My client will almost certainly go to jail if the judge doesn't decide for him.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

decide for someone or something

to rule in favor of someone or something; to make a judgment for someone or something. The jury decided for the plaintiff. The judge decided for me.
See also: decide
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References in classic literature ?
Graham,' said he again, five minutes after, 'we were disputing, as we came along, a question that you can readily decide for us, as it mainly regarded yourself - and, indeed, we often hold discussions about you; for some of us have nothing better to do than to talk about our neighbours' concerns, and we, the indigenous plants of the soil, have known each other so long, and talked each other over so often, that we are quite sick of that game; so that a stranger coming amongst us makes an invaluable addition to our exhausted sources of amusement.
"Conservative Party members don't represent the country at large, so they shouldn't be able to decide for us a no-deal Brexit future, which wasn't even on the ballot paper in 2016," she continued.
"It is against our cultural independence to accept whatever the enemies decide for us in their think tanks because we follow the orders by the Holy Quran and Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)," he added.
We will place the whole situation before the sants and let the sants decide for us." He said that the government had brought an ordinance for triple talaq, which was good, but it should bring one on Ram temple too as the country cannot wait till eternity for it.
This time we shall call all state representative to decide for us. It would no longer be business as usual, and we shall work with the majority view,' he stated.
He also talked about what has been achieved so far by the EU, saying that "we want more Europe", and expressing the opinion that "the leaders should not decide for us", inviting the Cypriots to massively go to the polls to make their voice count .
"Whatever they decide for us, we will not be afraid," Wa Lone told reporters as he left the courthouse and was led back into a police van.
No president can decide for us. That's the long and short of it,' Panelo added.
Then we get used to not speaking and it becomes easier to let others decide for us, talk for us.
"The problem with the US is that it wants to decide for us who our friend is and who our foe is," he posted online.
How can we be independent while we await the exterior to decide for us?" Gharios went on to censure the extension of the parliament's mandate and call for the election of a president directly by the people.
Given that reasonable beings still tend to disagree, we should continue to utilize juries to decide for us our common resolutions or face the danger of institutionalizing the possession of "truth" by those with power.
"It is not that I am advocating that the Church in Wales is right to perform gay marriages but that decision needs to be made by the Church in Wales, it's not for the State to decide for us."
Next time, we might round up 50 strangers and get them to decide for us. Which is essentially what happens here.