go to bat

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Be aggressive, be assertive, actively pursue a goal or action.
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The fastest way to destroy one's credibility in Ottawa or anywhere else is to go to bat over something frivolous. I recall Dan McKenzie (Winnipeg South Centre) coming to see me with an article he'd picked up that said metrification would result in a ten-hour day. He even had a picture of the new clock.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'go to bat':

go to batBe the individual or team that is currently batting; play offense.
go to batChampion, actively assist, provide support.
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