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join forces (with one)

To work together with one. If you two join forces, you might just win the election after all. I'm sorry, but you're going to have to join forces with Michael if you want to get this done.
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join forces (with someone)

Fig. to combine one's efforts with someone else's efforts. The older boys joined forces with the younger ones to sing the school song. Let's join forces with the other faction and run our own slate of candidates.
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join forces

Act together, combine efforts. For example, The public relations people joined forces to get better coverage for their candidates. This expression originally referred to combining military forces. [Mid-1500s]
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join/combine ˈforces (with somebody)

work together in order to achieve a shared aim: The two firms joined forces to win the contract. OPPOSITE: part company (with/from somebody/something)
See also: combine, force, join
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We believe Joining Forces is an important alliance for our members.
The Joining Forces team will be working alongside veterans to make sure the services they deliver offer the right support to combat this.
Senate Bill 3222, sponsored by State Senator Mike Hastings (D-Matteson), a West Point graduate and Iraq veteran, and State Representative Wayne Rosenthal (R-Litchfield), a veteran and a retired Illinois Air National Guard officer, represents the next step forward for Illinois Joining Forces. The law allows Illinois Joining Forces to be housed in a non-profit organization, the Illinois Joining Forces Foundation.
Little Hearts Matter, which provides support and information to those affected when a child has only half a heart, is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a charity and will be joining forces with Edward's Trust, which supports children and families facing loss and bereavement and is celebrating 25 years as a local charity.
According to The Guardian, James, who plays in MLS side Miami Heat, confirmed that he is considering joining forces with the former Manchester United star in his plans for a new MLS team, saying that Beckham has become a good friend of his over the last few years
* JOINING FORCES: Deborah Melluish (centre), of Eaton Smith, with Kathryn Shuttleworth (left), of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce; and Jo McBeath, of UKTI
JOINING FORCES: Chair of Gateshead Older People's Association Esther Ward, left, and chair of Newcastle City Elders Council, Mary Nicholls meet on the Millennium Bridge
Ryan Moore has that strike-rate (four winners from five rides) when joining forces with Newmarketbased trainer William Haggas this season.
RESIDENTS have been joining forces to beat a bid to call time on their local pub.
Joining Forces Wales 2, which provides technical support and practical help tailored to the needs of companies, is paid for by the Welsh Assembly Government and managed by TWI Ltd.
JOINING FORCES: LSC executive director Mike Bell (above left) hands the CoVE award to Stratford-upon-Avon College principal Nigel Briggs
SWANSEA and Cardiff health trusts are joining forces in a bid to improve healthcare across South Wales.
By joining forces with PREMAS International, we have strengthened our position in China to ensure we deliver the same international standards of excellence, as in any other market where we do business."
Telmex and Calgary-based Bell Canada International are joining forces on a US$3.5 billion venture to offer fixed-line, cellular and Internet services in Brazil.
Three of the Midwest's premier British-style brass bands will be joining forces to present "Brass Band Bash III."