Go to Bat for someone // Have the upper hand // Hit a snag

Today we will review three new idioms. Go to bat for someone, Have the upper hand, and Hit a snag. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each idiom. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each idiom.

 

#MEANING
Go to bat for someoneTo support someone when the person needs help
Have the upper handHave or gain advantage or control over someone or something
Hit a snagEncounter a problem or obstacle

GO TO BAT FOR SOMEONE

#EXAMPLES
1The government will go to bat for rich people because they pay lots of taxes.
2I went to bat for my friend because I cared about her.
3She went to bat for her younger sister.

HAVE THE UPPER HAND

#EXAMPLES
1We are still waiting to see which party will have the upper hand in the election.
2By half time, the Mexican soccer team seemed to have the upper hand.
3There is always worry over who will get the upper hand in the stock market.

HIT A SNAG

#EXAMPLES
1We’ve hit a snag with this design project.
2Their plans hit a snag so they had to do something else.
3Our project hit a snag, so we had to cancel everything and start over.

 

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