go to bat

idiom

baseball
: to be the player or team that is batting
The visiting team goes to bat first.

Examples of go to bat in a Sentence

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“Go to bat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20to%20bat. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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