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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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"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."
In the present instance the worthy man was so entirely carried away by the excessive warmth of his sympathy, that he seemed to have quite forgotten, when he offered to go bail for his young friend, that he himself (Mr.
When you were coortin' her, ye did it, I'll go bail, wi' the open hand.