leap to (one's) defense

(redirected from leaped to his defence)

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
References in periodicals archive ?
People forget Paul was charged with theft and hung out to dry until HM leaped to his defence. He faced years in jail and was on the verge of bankruptcy.