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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 We all must work shoulder to shoulder if we wish to see this legislation repealed.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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Laura Davis, project coordinator for TimeBank's Shoulder to Shoulder project, added: "We already run a really successful monthly drop-in for veterans and their families and they told us how helpful it would be to have a wide range of information and advice together under one roof.
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.
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.
Each one spends several months covering science shoulder to shoulder with our more experienced staff members.
In the late 1960s and early '70s, bra-less and still sporting her trendsetting shag cut from Klute, Fonda was ubiquitous, decrying mistreatment of Indians here, standing shoulder to shoulder with migrant workers there, and marching for women's lib elsewhere.
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.
At the conference, Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele stood shoulder to shoulder as they told their story of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Shoulder to shoulder, they represented over 90 Boston Marathon finishes: Charles Clark, Sam Paris, and Larry Boies, Jr.
One man stood shoulder to shoulder with the magazine photographer who took that photo, and took some pictures of his own.
In times of war, the two nations have stood shoulder to shoulder, most notably during World War II, when Winston Churchill and Franklin D.
The Christians here stand shoulder to shoulder with your people as they grieve and struggle to come to terms with the terrible tragedy which has befallen your country and the whole world.
We therefore, here in Britain, stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
The company's earthmover and OTR tire thickness system uses two laser triangulation sensors, mounted on a C-bracket, to collect inner and outer profile measurements and calculate the finished tire thickness at any point from shoulder to shoulder.
Bop is a fast-moving activity in which group members stand shoulder to shoulder in a circle facing the center.
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