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ally (oneself) to

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.
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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

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

ally

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.

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.
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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.

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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The first half of the book examines the four main zones of conflict in which the Allies gained supremacy: the battle for control of the oceans; the Eastern front; the acquisition of air supremacy and the initiation of crippling Allied bombing campaigns; and, of course, the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
More than one-third of the agreements were multilateral, involving the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members and other allies. Of the bilateral agreements, the largest portfolios were represented by allies with significant defense industrial and research bases, such as the United Kingdom (U.K.), Australia, Canada, Germany and Israel.
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By the time the Allies claimed victory, in August 1945, about 17 million soldiers on both sides had been killed.
Gillars gave her most prescient performance on May 11, 1944, less than a month before D-Day, the date when the Allies invaded German-occupied France.
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