go to bat

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Champion, actively assist, provide support.
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If he had been guided along the path of righteousness and worked hard for honest people, “Ashie” would have been a good man. But he was, indeed, a victim of circumstances in that he went to bat for the wrong side.

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 batBe aggressive, be assertive, actively pursue a goal or action.
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