take someone's part


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take someone's part

Stand up for or support someone, as in Thanks for taking my part against the supervisor. This idiom uses part in the sense of "side in a dispute." It was first recorded in 1732, although a different version, take part with, dates from the early 1400s. Also see take sides; take part.
See also: part, take

take someone's part

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If you take someone's part, you support them in an argument. It seemed to me that she should have taken my part and defended me from my father.
See also: part, take
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