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get into a huddle

To discuss something privately with a small and/or specific group of people. Likened to a huddle in American football, in which the offensive team gathers together before a play to discuss their plan. Go ahead and get into a huddle with your husband and decide if you want to submit a counter-offer.
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go into a huddle

1. Lit. [for team members] to get into a small circle and plan what they are going to do next. They went into a huddle to plan their strategy. The players will go into a huddle and decide what to do.
2. . Fig. [for people] to group together to talk and decide what to do. We went into a huddle to plan our sales strategy. Top-level management needs to go into a huddle and come up with a good plan.
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huddle around someone or something

to gather or bunch around someone or something. The girls huddled around Mary to hear what she had to say. The kids huddled around the cake and consumed it almost instantaneously.
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huddle someone together

to bunch people together. The scoutmaster huddled the boys together to give them a pep talk. Let's huddle everyone together to keep warm.
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huddle (up) (together)

to bunch up together. The children huddled up together to keep warm. They huddled up to keep warm. The newborn rabbits huddled together and squirmed hungrily.

go into a huddle

Gather together privately to talk about or plan something, as in The attorneys went into a huddle with their client before asking the next question. Although huddle has been used since the 16th century in the sense of "a crowded mass of things," the current usage comes from football, where the team goes into a huddle to decide on the next play. [Mid-1900s]
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get/go into a ˈhuddle (with somebody)

move close to somebody so that you can talk about something without other people hearing: Every time she asked a question, the group went into a huddle before giving her an answer.
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huddle up

1. To move close together to form a tightly packed group: The football team huddled up to discuss the next play.
2. To cause a group to come together in a tightly packed crowd: I huddled the children up in a group in the museum lobby. The police huddled up the protesters and led them into the van.
3. To assume a position with the limbs drawn up close to the body: The lost hiker huddled up under a shelter made of branches and leaves.
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Huddles are emerging as one tool in a variety of healthcare settings to facilitate effective interprofessional communication and facilitate this process of prioritization (Cooper & Meara, 2002; Fogarty & Schultz, 2010; Picciano & Winter, 2013; Shermont et al.
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But for the weekly press corps at Ryton, it came as fascinating leftfield revelation when the BBC's Geoff 'Knows His History' Foster quizzed him about it, Mowbray revealing: "Yes, I invented the Celtic huddle in 1994.
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These models produced long, thin huddles that gradually crept away from the wind direction.
Speaking of huddling, what updates on Celtic TV over the past fortnight about the return of Tony Mowbray, the man who gave the club the name for its news show The Daily Huddle, by inventing the thing?
Phase 1: Huddle, huddle breakout, recognition, communication, alignment, assignment, and stance.
In and out: Next week, the Bruins will refine their substitution patterns to prepare for two new rules: Teams cannot break the huddle with 12 players, and teams cannot have anyone within 10 yards of the huddle.
The unhappy Hoops will hold a mass huddle encircling the ground to show their anger at the departure of Wim Jansen.
In the first look at the energetics of Emperor penguins in the wild, Le Maho and her colleagues have gauged just how efficient the huddle is.
Analysts would also discuss specific securities during trading huddles while they were considering changing the published research rating or the conviction list status of the security.
Butler from Harvard University, and marine biologist Barbara Wienecke from the Australian Antarctic Division, they found that penguins in a huddle move in periodic waves to continuously change the huddle structure.
They also communicate certain calls and adjustments to the players, and run two huddles with the kick-off and kick-off return teams -- one with the starters and the other with what we call the Sub Huddle.