Definition of strike a blow for (or at/against) in English:

strike a blow for (or at/against)

phrase

  • Do something to help (or hinder) a cause, belief, or principle.

    ‘victory in this dispute would strike a blow for all those on low pay’
    • ‘A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.’
    • ‘Attacking the high-profile hotel would attract worldwide attention by striking a blow at British capitalism.’
    • ‘Such legislation, they averred, ‘would strike a blow at the self-reliance of the individual’.’
    • ‘The donation not only helped financially but it struck a blow at the poisonous communalism being stirred up by the government.’
    • ‘The ruling strikes a blow at fair usage.’
    • ‘Their intelligence work struck a blow at USA designs and provided much of the evidence at the trial.’
    • ‘The consequence is that to strike a blow at the Bible's inspiration, veracity, or canonicity is directly to aim at whatever there is of Christianity in the country.’
    • ‘His departure strikes a blow at the heart of New Labour.’
    • ‘The right choice will help strike a blow at the Nazi cause, to erect the most meaningful monument to our martyred millions.’
    • ‘They will try any means possible to strike a blow at our way of life.’