a call to arms


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a call to arms

A strong command or inducement for action, especially among a particular group of people. The actress used the event as a call to arms for women in the film industry to demand equal pay and representation. For activists, this crime has been a call to arms to try to get the unfair law overturned. My dog seems to know where his puppy friends live because he always stops and barks outside their house, as if making a call to arms.
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a call to arms

a call to make ready for confrontation.
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