hold a brief for

hold a brief for
Brit.
be retained as counsel for.
brief

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  • hold no brief for — Not to support or advocate • • • Main Entry: ↑brief * * * not support or argue in favor of I hold no brief for the president …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold a brief for — ► hold a brief for Brit. be retained as counsel for. Main Entry: ↑brief …   English terms dictionary

  • hold no brief for — ► hold no brief for not support. Main Entry: ↑brief …   English terms dictionary

  • hold a brief for — index bear (support) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hold no brief for — index blame, disown (deny the validity) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hold a brief for — {v. phr.} To argue in support of; defend. Usually used with a negative. * /I hold no brief for John, but I do not think he was responsible for the accident./ * /The lawyer said he held no brief for thievery, but he considered the man should he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold a brief for — {v. phr.} To argue in support of; defend. Usually used with a negative. * /I hold no brief for John, but I do not think he was responsible for the accident./ * /The lawyer said he held no brief for thievery, but he considered the man should he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold\ a\ brief\ for — v. phr. To argue in support of; defend. Usually used with a negative. I hold no brief for John, but I do not think he was responsible for the accident. The lawyer said he held no brief for thievery, but he considered the man should he given… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hold a brief for — phrasal advocate, defend usually used in negative constructions < I hold no brief for cartels and market allocations J. D. Upham > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hold no brief for somebody — hold no brief for sb/sth idiom (BrE, formal) to not support or be in favour of sb/sth • I hold no brief for either side in this war. Main entry: ↑briefidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold no brief for something — hold no brief for sb/sth idiom (BrE, formal) to not support or be in favour of sb/sth • I hold no brief for either side in this war. Main entry: ↑briefidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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