step into the breach

step into the breach
To take the place of someone who is absent, esp in a crisis
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Main Entry:breach

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step into the breach often humorous phrase
to help someone, or to do someone’s job for them when they are unable to do it

Helen has offered to step into the breach while I’m away.

Thesaurus: to help someonesynonym
Main entry: breach

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I
replace someone who is suddenly unable to do a job or task
II
see breach

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step into the ˈbreach idiom
to do sb's job or work when they are suddenly or unexpectedly unable to do it
Main entry:stepidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • step into the breach — ► to do someone else s work when they are unable to do it: »Bill s illness meant that Kathy had to step into the breach. Main Entry: ↑step …   Financial and business terms

  • step into the breach — ► step into the breach replace someone who is suddenly unable to do a job. Main Entry: ↑breach …   English terms dictionary

  • step into the breach —    If you step into the breach, you do work that someone else is unexpectedly unable to do.     Steve stepped into the breach when his colleague had a car accident …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • step into the breach — often humorous to help someone, or to do someone s job for them when they are unable to do it Helen has offered to step into the breach while I m away …   English dictionary

  • step into the breach — formal to do someone s work when they are suddenly not able to do it. Professor Collier stepped into the breach when the guest lecturer failed to turn up …   New idioms dictionary

  • step into the breach — replace someone who is suddenly unable to do a job. → breach …   English new terms dictionary

  • into the breach — ◇ If you step/leap/jump (etc.) into the breach, you provide help that is badly needed, such as by doing a job when there is no one else available to do it. He stepped into the breach when the company needed new leadership. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • breach — ► VERB 1) make a gap or hole in; break through. 2) break (a rule or agreement). ► NOUN 1) a gap made in a wall or barrier. 2) an act of breaking a rule or agreement. 3) a break in relations. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • breach — breach1 W3 [bri:tʃ] n [: Old English; Origin: bryce] 1.) [U and C] an action that breaks a law, rule, or agreement breach of ▪ This was a clear breach of the 1994 Trade Agreement. ▪ They sued the company for breach of contract . ▪ a breach of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • step — 1 /step/ noun 1 MOVEMENT (C) the movement you make when you put one foot in front of the other when walking: With every step my bags seemed heavier. | take a step: Take two steps forward and one step back. | retrace your steps (=go back the way… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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