rally around


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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.
See also: around, rally

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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References in classic literature ?
She promised to rally around him, when he should become surintendant, all the old nobility of the kingdom, and questioned him as to the preponderance it would be proper to allow La Valliere.
There were certain things that had to be done, and if done at all, done handsomely and thoroughly; and one of these, in the old New York code, was the tribal rally around a kinswoman about to be eliminated from the tribe.
Students, Artists, School, Community and Chegg Rally Around a Positive Student Outcome
Summary: 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.
Although the party has been quick to rally around the leader, Ms Prendergast's comments could not have come at a worse time.
Toppled president Hosni Mubarak, awaiting trial over his role in the deaths of protesters, believes Egyptians should rally around his Islamist successor and end violent protests, his lawyer told AFP on Mar 11.
The fact that I was running I think, gave the LGBT community a person to rally around.
We still want to win four more games for a state title, and we're just going to have to rally around other players who need to step up.
My point is, if we are going to rally around issues, then we should rally around those issues that will make a difference in the lives of others.
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.