fight (one's) corner

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fight (one's) corner

To argue in defense of something. You'll have to fight your corner if you want the boss to take your ideas seriously.
See also: corner, fight

fight your corner

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COMMON If you fight your corner, you argue strongly for what you want or believe in. The future of Britain lies in the EU, and we must fight our corner using honest and intelligent arguments. Note: Verbs such as argue, defend, and stand are sometimes used instead of fight. As usual, she passionately argued her corner. He at least had the courage to stand his corner. Note: In a boxing match, each boxer is given a corner of the ring. They return to their corner at the end of each round.
See also: corner, fight

fight your corner

defend your position or interests.
See also: corner, fight
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Kenneth Carter, known as Kenny, has hired Liverpool lawyers to fight his corner.
Well-deserved Lenny honour I KNOW Sir Lenny Henry does not need me to fight his corner but it needs pointing out that his connection with Red Nose Day, otherwise known as Comic Relief, is in no way brief - he is in fact one of its cor-founders and has been involved with the event throughout its long and illustrious history!
The bankrupt businessman said he'd continue to defend himself and was willing to go to prison to fight his corner.
But now that Russell is close to full fitness after a dislocated elbow, Maxwell is ready to fight his corner.
He led the campaign throughout Wales to persuade the people to accept his proposals and at the same time he had to deal with all the other onerous duties that a Secretary of State has to carry out and still fight his corner in the Cabinet.
Keith Dalgleish certainly had to fight his corner on Decoy to keep Darryll Holland and Fourth Dimension at bay.
Yesterday he decided to fight his corner after taking advice from Michael Caulfield, the Jockeys' Association's executive manager.
O'Neill is allowed to take his place in the dugout tonight after appealing to UEFA but insisted he would have disrupted Celtic's preparations to fight his corner.
But they voted by around 65 to 5 for him to "fight his corner inside the Labour Party and not as an independent outside it".
Yates, who is protesting his innocence, has already enlisted a firm of top London solicitors and flew an expensive, top-ranking QC down from Scotland to fight his corner at the weekend.