rally around


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rally around

To unite or join with someone or something to lend support or assistance. The local community has rallied around the family after it emerged that they were unable to pay their son's medical expenses. Our campaign will only be successful if enough people rally around and help spread and support our cause.
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rally around someone or something

Fig. to unite or assemble in support of someone or something. All the other workers rallied around Fred in his fight with management. They rallied around the principle that Fred stood for.
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rally around

Join in a common effort, as in When Mom broke her leg the entire family rallied around to help. This idiom gained currency with George F. Root's famous Civil War song, "The Battle Cry of Freedom," which urges troops to rally round the flag that goes with them into battle. [Early 1800s]
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BEIRUT: Health Minister Wael Abu Faour called Sunday on the Druze community in Syria to reconcile with their countrymen in the Deraa province and rally around MP Walid Jumblatt.
Iranians will rally around their government, even though the vast majority of them despise the hardliners and most of the clerics," says Muhammad Sahimi, a professor at the University of Southern California, who recently co-wrote a commentary with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi.
So while the secularists rally around the Charter and sing its praises, Christians ought to rally around the Feast of Christ the King and unite to convert our Canadian hedonistic mass civilization--a new Babylon and a new Moloch.
After months of trying to convince House legislators to rally around the Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), President George W.
White religious conservatives--those who helped elect Bush based on their opposition to gay marriage and abortion, the "values voters" who rally around God, country and creationism--are the story of the day, the most sought-after sector of the electorate.
Here's an issue that the green community can rally around, and put its best minds to work translating what can be impenetrable scientific jargon into real, graspable issues.
Williams argued that one reason for the social ills disproportionately afflicting blacks is that character and accountability in the black community are undermined by a tendency to rally around prominent African-Americans behaving badly, from O.
In the weeks and months that followed this national tragedy, America looked on as firefighters from across the nation traveled great distances to rally around, support and care for their own.
BEAR BRYANT: "I get along fine with my college professors once they begin to understand that it's hard to rally around a math paper.
Net Promoter offers a solution to this gap, allowing organizations to rally around a powerful and straightforward score that links to customer loyalty and growth.
Download MP Habib: To rally around army in its battle against Daesh NNA - MP Khodor Habib on Wednesday warned the political forces from creating tensions that would take a toll on domestic security, calling for rallying around the Lebanese military in its battle against Daesh on the outskirts of Ras Baalback and al-Qaa.
Summary: Saudi Arabia commends the Lebanese Army's efforts to safeguard national security and calls upon all Lebanese factions to rally around the military, Ambassador Ali Awad Asiri said Wednesday.
Prince Abdul, who fled Afghanistan in 1978 just before the Soviet invasion, said: "Afghan people never rally around policies - they rally around people.