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go bail

v. slang for putting up the bail money to get an accused defendant out of jail after an arrest or pending trial or appeal.

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I believe, myself, that they've seen such a knife, for Angelo pictured it out with his pencil too swiftly and handily for him to have been inventing it, and of course I can't swear that they've never had it; but this I'll go bail for--if they had it when they came to this town, they've got it yet.
Even if he were not," said the curate, "I will go bail and answer for him that in this matter he will be as silent as a dummy, under pain of paying any penalty that may be pronounced.
I'll go bail for it that nothing has ever been written upon this paper.