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
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fight your corner

BRITISH
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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

fight your corner

defend your position or interests.
See also: corner, fight
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Labour's Lesley Laird is supposed to fight our corner.
A LETTER with the title 'Fight Our Corner', referring to our city getting overlooked and everything about promoting Manchester, by councillors not doing enough etc.
But Dyche said: "We will continue to fight our corner, make no mistake.
Rank-and-file police officers yesterday accused the Home Secretary of "failing to fight our corner in Government".
Answering a question about illegal Irish Emigrants, Mr Ahern surely meant to say words to the effect that "...We'll be back to fight our corner [on this issue] and paddle our own canoes".
Luckily, we've got foxy Carla Gugino to fight our corner.
So when is this council going to fight our corner? Doreen Wooding,Gateacre
He said: "Until survival is mathematically impossible we'll fight our corner."
The artist, whose wife Maia Norman is a keen surfer, said: "It's important that we have someone to fight our corner and lobby for cleaner water as otherwise, between big business and pansy politicians, surfing would be a health hazard."
Unfortunately for us, the unions don't have the heart or the desire to fight our corner any more.
Instead, we have Watchdog to fight our corner. So, if there are any dodgy businessmen and leisure industry cheats about, Watchdog will be on their case.
When you see how many MPs do not turn up in Parliament to fight our corners it makes me ask every day if they are worth voting for.