hold no brief for


hold no brief for

hold no brief for

Refuse to support, dislike, as in I hold no brief for liars. This term is a negative version of the legal expression hold a brief for, meaning “to support or defend a position by argument.” The noun brief has been used in this way since the 1200s.

Related Words for hold no brief for discourage, deprecate, disapprove, disesteem, resist, disfavor, condemn, dispute, discommend

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