Idiom of the Week – Week 37

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?

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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