take the side of (someone)

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Definition of take the side of (someone)

: to agree with or support (one person or group) and not another The government responded by taking the side of the consumer.

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“Take the side of (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20side%20of%20%28someone%29. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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