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as one man

1. In unison. The dancers moved as one man across the stage.
2. Unanimously. The committee reached that decision as one man.
See also: man, one
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

as one man

1. In complete agreement; unanimously.
2. With no exception: They objected as one man.
See also: man, one
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

as one man

Unanimously, together. The term appears in the King James Version of the Book of Judges (20:8): “And all the people arose as one man.” More recently John R. Green used it in A Short History of the English People (1876): “Spain rose as one man against the stranger.”
See also: man, one
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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