all able-bodied people

all able-bodied people

Anyone and everyone who is able to help or contribute to a cause in some way. I'm calling on all able-bodied men and women in the area to lend a hand restoring the local church this weekend. We need the help of all able-bodied people as we rebuild the town in the wake of the tornado. The only way we'll get the carnival set up in one day is if all able-bodied people come to our aid!
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it seems all able-bodied people are needed to get the crop in.