leap to (one's) defense

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leap to (one's) defense

To begin defending one very quickly or abruptly. I appreciate the thought, but I don't need you leaping to my defense every time someone starts arguing with me. Thankfully, a group of people in the bar leaped to her defense when the man started assaulting her. The boss singled out Jonathan when he started criticizing the progress of the project, so I leaped to his defense.
See also: defense, leap
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As he frolics in the blue waters of Barbados,Tony Blair should take comfort from the thought that at least one person in leafy Formby would leap to his defence over dodgy issues leading up to the IraqWar -at a time when even his own MPs and (ex)Ministers openly attack him on the subject.