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take up the cudgels for/against sb/sth

UK old-fashioned to ​arguestrongly in ​support of, or against, someone or something: Relatives have taken up the ​cudgels for two British women ​accused of ​murder.
(Definition of take up the cudgels for/against sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “take up the cudgels for/against sb/sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 坚决拥护/反对…
in Chinese (Traditional) 堅決擁護/反對…
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