pick/take up the cudgels for

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Definition of pick/take up the cudgels for

somewhat old-fashioned
: to fight in defense or support of (someone or something) She took up the cudgels for women's rights.

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“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 9 Aug. 2020.

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