speak up for

speak up for (one)

To testify, argue, or give defense on behalf of one. Thank you for speaking up for me back there. I think the boss was ready to fire me! Our organization's goal is to speak up for the disenfranchised groups of the country.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

speak up for someone or something

to speak in favor of someone or something. If anybody says bad things about me, I hope you speak up for me. I want to speak up for the rights of students.
See also: for, speak, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"When stars align, it is always a thing of beauty," says Speak Up for Kids Executive Director, Coleen LaCosta.