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One who actively supports a marginalized group without personally being a part of that group. If you're an ally, you don't usually call yourself an ally. You just work for justice. No, he's not gay, he's here as an ally to the LGBTQIA movement. Allies are welcome at the protest too, you know. The bigger turnout we have for the governor, the better.

ally (oneself) to (someone or something)

To join or unite with another person or group. In order to survive the attack, I allied myself to the invading soldiers. We need to ally ourselves to management if we want to keep our jobs. They really should ally ourselves to the scientific community at large if they don't want to lose their funding.
See also: ally, to

olly olly oxen free

A phrase used to indicate that it is OK to come home or to a home base. It is commonly used in children's games. All the kids ran back to the starting point when Brian yelled, "Olly olly oxen free!"
See also: free, olly, oxen

pass in your ally

obsolete To perish or die. Primarily heard in Australia. You should make amends with your son before you pass in your ally.
See also: ally, pass
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ally oneself to someone or something

to unite or affiliate oneself with someone or something. She sought to ally herself to the older members. Jane allied herself to the teacher almost immediately.
See also: ally, to

ally (oneself) (with someone) (against someone or something)

to unite with someone in opposition to someone or something. Sally allied herself with John against the committee. We allied with the older ones against the younger ones. They allied themselves against the attackers.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pass in your ally

die. Australian informal
In this phrase, an ally is a toy marble made of marble, alabaster, or glass.
See also: ally, pass
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