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Meaning of Idiom ‘To Be There for Someone’

To be there for someone means to be available to help someone and to provide support, to listen, and help comfort them, especially in times of trouble. 1Walter, Elizabeth. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007. ,2Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012 

Examples of Use

“I’ll always be there for you, no matter what,” said Dad to Jimmy.

“Sarah has always been there for me. She’s a great friend.”

“Thanks for being there for me the other day. I don’t know how I would have coped without you.”

Origin

Of uncertain origin

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Sources   [ + ]

1. Walter, Elizabeth. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007. 
2. Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012