on behalf of someone

idiom
variants: or on someone's behalf

Definition of on behalf of someone

1 : as a representative of someone The teacher accepted the award on behalf of the whole class.
2 or US in behalf of someone or in someone's behalf : for the benefit of someone : in support of someone She spoke in behalf of the other candidate. They're willing to do anything on their child's behalf.
3 : because of someone Don't get up on my behalf.

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“On behalf of someone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20behalf%20of%20someone. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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