Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.
“to go to bat for somebody”: to support or help someone; für jdn./etw. eine Lanze brechen
This idiom comes from the sport of baseball. Learn the basic rules of the game.
Example 1: Because she believed my proposal would be successful, she went to bat for me during the management committee meeting.
Example 2: Do you really want to stay at a company where no one will go to bat for you, including your boss?