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join the majority

euphemism To die. A: "I heard there was a death in your family." B: "Oh yeah, some distant relative joined the majority."
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Recto and De Lima used to be part of the opposition's Liberal Party and the Senate minority until the former joined the majority bloc and the Nacionalista Party.
Neves, who has joined the majority of the first-team squad for a week of training at England's St George's Park base this week, says that despite some international exertions this summer the players have had enough time off ahead of their European adventure.
I suppose he was taking as a precedent the proposal put forward by the Labour backbencher George Cunningham at the 1976 Scottish devolution referendum that, to be valid, 40% of the Scots would have to have voted; since only 32.9% had joined the majority the result was discounted.
Gary Alejano (Magdalo Partylist) and Carlos Zarate (Bayan Muna Partylist) joined the majority leader in assailing Diokno's obstinate stance against House-backed budget proposals.
The Respublika-Ata Jurt has joined the majority coalition earlier.
UNITED NATIONS -- Pakistan, which Thursday joined the majority of world community to deliver a sharp rebuke to US Jerusalem policy, told the UN General Assembly that Islamabad 's support to the Palestinian cause remains unwavering despite the threats it received in recent days.
When we joined the majority in the Senate in July 2016, we had hoped of working in unity with the administration, but several events that unfolded in the past months such as the Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, the rise in the victims of extra-judicial killings, the trumped-up charges, and detention of Senator Leila de Lima have made it untenable and unacceptable for us to continue our ties with the majority coalition.
Justice William Rehnquist wrote the opinion finding no violation of the Establishment Clause; Scalia joined the majority.
Konstantopoulos joined the majority of his Boro teammates at the club's training base on Monday morning - with only Cristhian Stuani, Viktor Fischer and Dael Fry absent.
Interestingly, Chief Justice John Roberts, whose opinion on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, in a prior term, was key to upholding its validity, joined the majority.
Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joined the majority opinion.
The game started 15 minutes late due to a traffic jam and the home side joined the majority of the fans in struggling to get out of first gear.
At the Coreper meeting, on 2 October, Germany and Belgium joined the majority and the possibility of a blocking minority forming consequently vanished.
The Bar Association held an annual convention at the Greenbrier Hotel, where a dutiful minority of members spent a minority of hours in meetings, before they joined the majority who were already playing golf and consuming alcoholic beverages.
Humboldt Acquisition Corp., the 6th Circuit joined the majority of other circuits in finding that an employee does not have to prove that she was fired CC solely" because of her disability in order for the termination to qualify as discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).