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vouch for (someone or something)

1. To state one's personal confidence in someone or something as reliable, effective, etc.; to personally guarantee someone or something. I can't believe you fell asleep on the job even after I vouched for you! I drove one of these for 20 years, so I can definitely vouch for its dependability.
2. To act as evidence supporting something. Your long list of published works certainly vouches for your expertise in the field.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

vouch for someone or something

to support or back someone or something; to endorse someone or something. I can vouch for Tom. Irene will vouch for my honesty.
See also: for, vouch
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

vouch for

1. To give personal assurances of something or someone; give a guarantee of something or someone: I can't vouch for that company's reliability because I've never dealt with them.
2. To constitute supporting evidence for something; give substantiation for something: The candidate's strong record vouches for her ability.
See also: for, vouch
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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I won't vouch for this, since I've heard this frequently told about any offspring.
In the 1950s African Americans attempting to register to vote needed someone already on the rolls to vouch for them; the catch was that any one voter could vouch for only three people a year.
It might be from an established teacher or choreographer, a director or an experienced colleague--someone who can vouch for your talent and work ethic, and preferably someone the agency knows.
I can personally vouch for the event, and I think the people who donate can tell that their money is going to an incredible cause."
It's a skill that takes more than one morning to learn - I can vouch for that.
If professors think he is someone they can work with, they can vouch for him, which could give him a better chance of getting aid.
But as Sudoku obsessives will vouch, it's not as easy as you might think.
I vouch for his work, I vouch for his character and I urge you to stand with him and support him in the work that he's doing for families, for life, for the unborn, here in our nation's capital."
According to the Globe and Mail newspaper Graham had to wait while his staff found a way to vouch for his identity.
This elicited laughter from all within earshot (including myself), and especially Dan, who quipped, "I'll vouch for that." Another friend has a nicer name for people like me.
AFTER the troubles Barry Ferguson, Stevie Crawford, Lee Makel and Derek Lilley faced settling down south I would like to vouch for the joys a footballer can have in plying his trade just a few hours in the car from his mammy.
FedEx is a participant, and we can certainly vouch for the win-win nature of this program.
Rosenborg are tough to beat on home soil - a fact Arsenal would vouch for after being held to a 1-1 draw on matchday two.
I can't vouch for the integrity of any of the sites--I haven't used any of them, but it might be worth your time to check out some of them.
Our editor has been hunting in an X-static T-shirt for more than two years and can vouch that it's possible to wear such a shirt constantly for several days without it becoming noticeably smelly--even in the heat.