break a lance

break a lance

  1. (intransitive) to take a stand, to contend [+ for#English|for (to the benefit of)] [+ in favour of#English|in favour of (to the benefit of)] [+ against#English|against (in opposition to)] [+ with#English|with (in opposition to)]
    • 2003, Paul and the Corinthians: Studies on a Community in Conflict : Essays in Honour of Margaret Thrall, E. J. Brill, ISBN 9004129200, page 303.
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  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see break, a, lance

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