act shoulder to shoulder

act shoulder to shoulder

To act together, side by side, in cooperation of a shared goal or purpose. If we all act shoulder to shoulder, there's a chance we'll be able to get this legislation repealed. Bystanders, police officers, and firefighters acted shoulder to shoulder to clear rubble from the town after the earthquake. Many people in the town acted shoulder to shoulder at the protest to show the mayor just how unhappy they were with his recent decisions in office.
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be, stand, act, etc. ˌshoulder to ˈshoulder (with somebody)

be supporting somebody or in agreement with somebody: We fought shoulder to shoulder to defend our country.I stand shoulder to shoulder with Julia on this important issue.
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Mr Prescott went on to acknowledge the possibility that the broad fight against terrorism could continue for some time: 'We have agreed to act shoulder to shoulder. Everyone has been saying that it will take some considerable time.'