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cling together

1. Of two or more things, to adhere to one another. The pages in this book are so thin that they usually cling together.
2. Of two or more people, to hold each other tightly. The wind was so strong that we had to cling together just to cross the parking lot!
See also: cling, together
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cling together

[for two or more people or animals] to hold on tightly to each other. The two children clung together throughout the ordeal. The baby baboon and its mother clung together and could not be separated.
See also: cling, together
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Huge fragments, clinging together in fatal fellowship, made one wide mass across the stream.
Three or four centuries ago, in England, no fact was better attested than that swallows passed the winter months in the mud at the bottom of their brooks, clinging together in globular masses.
But like its more lauded peer The Royle Family - also starring Cash - the strength of this under-rated classic was always in the art of understatement, its script gently exploring the relationships of an odd-ball collection of characters clinging together for want of anything else to do - in a cherished place that holds no significance for anyone but themselves.
When Hurricane Harvey blew through Houston in late August, the floodwaters carried huge masses of fire ants, which are capable of clinging together in such a shape that they do not drown and can float in that way for long periods.
It consists of round-edged, cumulus-like bits of wood, clinging together almost cartoonishly, as if forming a figure constructed from thought bubbles.
Every child has noticed raindrops clinging together as they slide down the walls, or the wheels of a bicycle spinning by the push of a pedal, or even the delicate throbbing of their own heart.
This is confirmed by finding the Nordic countries in a fairly tight cluster, England and Scotland clinging together as are the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Spain and Portugal, Greece and Cyprus."
"Silently praying, clinging together, they watched the awesome herd of death machines fly just above their heads.
Adding to the charm are a multitude of color illustrations by British illustrator Emma Block, whose drawings bring Miss Petitfour and her feline troop to life, making them soar through the sky, cats clinging together like the colorful tail of a whimsical kite.
Their relationship is probably a realisation that old age is coming and a lonely future beckons, so they're clinging together.
TENS of thousands of mating jellyfish clinging together in a cluster bigger than three soccer pitches have been captured for the first time on film in Irish waters.
Fine performances, too, from Lyn Paul (Fraulein Schneider) and Linal Haft (Herr Schultz) whose blossoming love is ended by the rise of the anti-Jewish element, touchingly emphasised as the show closed by the rear view of six naked men and women clinging together in semi-darkness at the rear of the stage.
Sometimes with exhibitions, the accompanying text can be frustrating in its paucity or can lack depth, but curators here have come up trumps and the signage next to individual artworks really does help gain a greater understanding of Hockney's thought processes, particularly his dabbling with text and code on paintings like the 1961 We Two Boys Clinging Together.
It is frail, without moral foundation, and an assembly of political opportunists clinging together for love of power.
BRUTE: Bellfield CLINGING TOGETHER: Bob, Gemma and Sally Dowler outside the court HAPPY: A smiling Milly poses with mum Sally.