step into the breach

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. 2012.

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  • step into the breach — To take the place of someone who is absent, esp in a crisis • • • Main Entry: ↑breach * * * 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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