to be there for

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - be there for

"to be there for"

to be available to provide help and support for someone especially in times of trouble


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - be there for

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  There's going to be a lot of trouble over this latest mishap. I know that management wants to blame me for the problem.

Colleague 2:  Your whole team knows that it wasn't your fault. We are going to be there for you when management starts investigating.

Colleague 1:  I appreciate the support. Thanks.

Colleague 2:  We are your friends and colleagues and will stand by you.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - be there for

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have you heard that Karen's mother died suddenly this morning.

Friend 2:  Oh, poor Karen. She must be devastated.

Friend 1:  She is driving down to her mother's house in about an hour.

Friend 2:  She can't drive by herself at a time like this. We are all going to go and do whatever we can to support her.

Friend 1:  I am sure that Karen will appreciate us being there for her in her time of need.

to be there for - Usage:


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to be there for - Gerund Form:

Being there for your friends means always being available to offer kindness and support even when things are really bad.

to be there for - Examples:

1)  Sometimes you just need to be there for somebody to listen.

2)  ... unable to prepare a healthy meal themselves, so their parents or guardians have to be there for them.

3)  Be there for him when he needs help and support.

4)  ... remind the teens in your life that they are valued and loved and always be there for them.

5)  I wanted to be there for other people who are going through similar processes that I went through.

6)  ... who shared the burden and constantly reassured me and gave me the confidence by being there for me.

7)  It's just so nice that everyone has come and is being there for Jason.

8)  ... when she spoke to my brother. She said she was sorry for not being there for us.

9)  The story highlights  being there for each other, being open, being engaged, and knowing that drawing together ...

10)  ... may experience anger, depression and feelings of emptiness too. By being there for that person, you can help alleviate withdrawal symptoms.

11)  Asked if he felt any guilt about not being there for his son for the first 17 years of his life, he said: ...

12)  What I love about it as a young person is being there for my family and being able to serve.

13)  ... he blamed himself for not being there for her when her father died but she was being such a ...

14)  We just did a great job being there for one another and communicating.

15)  It's about being there for family, being there to help in time of need, especially when grieving.

16)  ... you can't just let them die on their own, we had to be there for him.

17)  I hope she's going to be okay--I'll just give her space and be there for her when she needs me. 

18)  If there's important things going on in her life that I need to be there for, then I'll drop what I'm doing.

19)  I have sacrificed a lot to try to live and be there for my babies, my youngest is only four-years-old, they need their mum.

20)  People are incredibly nice, want to help you out and will be there for you if you need it.