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shoulder to shoulder

Together, side by side, in cooperation of a shared goal or purpose. We all must work shoulder to shoulder if we wish to see this legislation repealed. Bystanders, police officers, and firefighters worked shoulder to shoulder clearing rubble from the town after the earthquake.
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shoulder to shoulder

Fig. side by side; with a shared purpose. The two armies fought shoulder to shoulder against the joint enemy. The strikers said they would stand shoulder to shoulder against the management.
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shoulder to shoulder

In close proximity or cooperation, as in The volunteers worked shoulder to shoulder in the effort to rescue the miners. This expression originated in the late 1500s in the military, at first signifying troops in close formation. Its figurative use dates from the late 1800s.
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shoulder to shoulder

1 side by side. 2 acting together towards a common aim.
Sense 2 developed from the idea of soldiers standing side by side in unbroken ranks.
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shoulder to shoulder

1. In close proximity; side by side.
2. In close cooperation.
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In the same formation as Bop, the group stands shoulder to shoulder in a circle, facing the center.
I began to volunteer with Shoulder to Shoulder in early 2012.
The idea of purchase power, revelation and masquerade runs throughout Shoulder to Shoulder as a series of collages, sculpture and relief works incorporating ceramic, brass, acrylic, plaster and latex are displayed across the warehouse gallery, occasionally interrupting and reflecting each other.
I believe US soldiers, who stand shoulder to shoulder with British soldiers in combat, would be appalled to see that they do not stand shoulder to shoulder in death.
They couldn't even stand shoulder to shoulder with Mott the Hoople.
TONY Blair is on dangerous ground standing shoulder to shoulder with George Bush on military action against Iraq.
It is of great significance, with all the maelstroms swirling around us, that the ambassador stands shoulder to shoulder with us in the interest of advancing the family as the basis of civilization," Lapin said.
About 30 British and American peace protesters stood shoulder to shoulder outside the United States Air Force base to oppose any military reprisals following the terror attacks on the US.
The 19-year-old twins now stand shoulder to shoulder with such epigones of embarrassment as Roger Clinton, whose coke-addled vocal stylings finally found an audience in the rock 'n' roll clubs of North Korea; Uncle Neil Bush, who has effectively gone missing since his role in the Silverado Savings & Loan scandal cast a pall over Poppy Bush's years in power; Patti Davis Reagan, who not only laid bare her disagreements with her father at numerous anti-nuke rallies but eventually laid bare for Playboy; and Billy Carter, whose predilection for public urination was matched only by his willingness to exploit his First Brother status to sell self-branded beer to his countrymen and arms to rogue nations.
And at a recent meeting of the College Board in New York, admissions officers packed shoulder to shoulder into a discussion group about how to make sure high school students get more sleep.
Its format is a simple geometry," says the Congregation of Holy Cross theologian Father Jeffrey Sobosan "It traces out a cross in the sequence of four points touched: head to chest, shoulder to shoulder.
I look forward to working shoulder to shoulder with Ernie as my partner in helping the Company realize its full potential," said J.
He said this in response to a question by Sir Gerald Kaufman, Labour MP in the House of Commons who asked if Cameron deplored Barack Obama's offensive discourtesy towards the President of Pakistan, the sovereignty of whose country the United States has violated with deadly effect and whether Cameron could confirm that Britain would stand shoulder to shoulder with its Commonwealth partner, Pakistan, in defying American Colonialism.
Shoulder to Shoulder was installed in 1999 at a cost of pounds 270,000, but may finally be demolished after plans to redevelop Haymarket Metro station were approved yesterday.