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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Moore's attire (right) created a stir on social media and clubmate Rory Jacob leapt to his defence with a passionate Twitter outburst on Monday evening.
What is worse is that his colleagues have leapt to his defence and the Press is filled with sanctimonious blatherings about his 'integrity' and honour.
An international row is brewing over the arrest of film director Roman Polanski, as artists and politicians leapt to his defence.
The FA are reportedly furious with the England manager's initial attempts to play down the relationship, but Eriksson's assistant manager Tord Grip leapt to his defence yesterday when he said: 'He did not lie because no-one talked to him about this.'
But Domenech's mother Germaine leapt to his defence. She said: "I'd like to meet Anelka and give him a piece of my mind.
RACE-row striker El Hadji Diouf will be on Premier League duty today after Sam Allardyce leapt to his defence. Diouf remains at the centre of a police probe for alleged racial abuse of a ballboy in Blackburn's 3-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday.
But Social Affairs Minister Seamus Brennan leapt to his defence, admitting: "His programme was fact.
Joanna Thomae spoke of her "special relationship" with the singer and leapt to his defence over child abuse allegations he faces.
Jeanette Rooney leapt to his defence, insisting: "It is not true."
Incensed fans leapt to his defence, sparking violent battles with police.
She leapt to his defence as rumours swept Tinseltown that he was gay.
Now Frenchman Wenger, whose side knocked the Hammers out of the Coca- Cola Cup on Tuesday, has leapt to his defence.