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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Don't ask me to explain the maths to calculate odds for related bets, or - as many have - to leap to your defence when returns on such bets are much less than expected.