Meaning of “step into the breach” in the English Dictionary

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"step into the breach" in British English

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step into the breach

If you step into the breach, you do someone else's work when they are unable to do it:

Gail's sudden illness meant that Kathy had to step into the breach.

(Definition of “step into the breach” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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