pick/step up the pace
pick/take up the cudgels for
pick/take up the gauntlet
“Pick/take up the cudgels for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick%2Ftake%20up%20the%20cudgels%20for. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
See Definitions and Examples »
Get Word of the Day daily email!