into the breach


used with step/leap/jump (etc.) to indicate providing help that is badly needed, such as by doing a job when there is no one else available to do it
He stepped into the breach when the company needed new leadership.

Examples of into the breach in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That George Miller would go once more into the breach and tackle a fifth Mad Max movie at a point when many folks would be slowing things down is impressive. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 22 May 2024 The Federal Trade Commission has been among the first into the breach, launching an investigation earlier this month into OpenAI, examining whether the company behind the ChatGPT bot has violated consumer protection laws. Tory Newmyer, Anchorage Daily News, 27 July 2023

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“Into the breach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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