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shoulder to shoulder

Together, side by side, in cooperation for 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 We all must work shoulder to shoulder if we wish to see this legislation repealed.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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"That's why I'm backing Cancer Research UK's call to stand shoulder to shoulder with the NHS against cancer."
This encourages everyone to stand shoulder to shoulder with the NHS by calling on the UK Government to tackle the chronic shortage of staff who diagnose and treat the disease.
"Yet rather than stay shoulder to shoulder with the union, the British chose to be on their own."
And as you know, shoulder to shoulder. With the rugby background that I have as well, it resonated with me."
All of the main artists have starred as Jean Valjean and Javert in the West End's longest running musical Les Miserables and will be standing shoulder to shoulder to support Welsh Hearts' Every Second Counts appeal for the provision of defibrillators and heart screening in Wales.
John Baker, of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation, said: "Shoulder to Shoulder has always provided an informal, friendly setting for relevant organisations to advise veterans on support services available to them in their local area.
Delivering the opening remarks of the International Contact Group (ICG) for Afghanistan meeting at Ankara's Hilton Hotel on Friday, Ahmet Davutoglu stated that "Turkey, as an old friend, always gave shoulder to shoulder with Afghanistan.
Graham Ramsay, of promoters Ten Feet Tall, said: "It just shows we've got something special going on up here, and that we can stand proudly shoulder to shoulder with some of the biggest summer events in the land."
Summary: A union leader is set to provide a rallying call to health workers later, to stand "shoulder to shoulder" to protect jobs and services.
With this behavior of the Greek military, Greece stood shoulder to shoulder with the provocations that almost four years were differently performed by Macedonian authorities.
Rivalries were put to one side as Aston Villa and Birmingham City players stood shoulder to shoulder to support Birmingham's bid to host the World Cup in 2018.
SUNDERLAND striker Andrew Cole insists manager Roy Keane has not changed one bit since the days when they stood shoulder to shoulder at Manchester United.
THE Stuffies are back for a hometown gig in the sweaty surrounds of the Rock CafA, where the faithful will be packed shoulder to shoulder back to the bar and beyond.
Each one spends several months covering science shoulder to shoulder with our more experienced staff members.
The price of standing shoulder to shoulder appears yet to be unpaid and we, as a region that sends more soldiers to battle than most, will want to know why.