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.
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Queen star Brian May, picking up a prize for the band's outstanding contribution to music, leapt to her defence. He said: "Kylie, you're an artist and you can do whatever you like."
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