stand shoulder to shoulder

stand shoulder to shoulder

To remain united in support, especially during a period of difficulty. The members of this committee have had their differences, but you can be sure that we stand shoulder to shoulder when it comes to this issue. We will not let hate tear this town apart. It's encouraging to see students and faculty standing shoulder to shoulder after the tragedy.
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stand shoulder to shoulder

COMMON If you stand shoulder to shoulder with a group of people, you work together with them and support them to achieve the same aim. Perreira, who had stood shoulder to shoulder with his players throughout the campaign, simply said `I want to be with my team.' For decades, we have stood shoulder to shoulder, both in times of peace and in times of war.
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be, stand, act, etc. ˌshoulder to ˈshoulder (with somebody)

be supporting somebody or in agreement with somebody: We fought shoulder to shoulder to defend our country.I stand shoulder to shoulder with Julia on this important issue.
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References in classic literature ?
Therefore, O children of the earthquake and the storm, let us stand shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart, and pocket to pocket
Ajax son of Oileus, never for a moment left the side of Ajax, son of Telamon, but as two swart oxen both strain their utmost at the plough which they are drawing in a fallow field, and the sweat steams upwards from about the roots of their horns--nothing but the yoke divides them as they break up the ground till they reach the end of the field--even so did the two Ajaxes stand shoulder to shoulder by one another.
While talking to representatives of local bodies at his residence, he said that LBR's should stand shoulder to shoulder with the victims of Indian firing.
NEWCASTLE has vowed to stand shoulder to shoulder with Manchester following the horrific terror attack.
He said sacrifices of Pak Army and security forces would not go waste, adding the entire nation stand shoulder to shoulder with our brave security forces in fight against terrorism and would continue efforts till elimination of last terrorist in the country.
NATO Allies stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against terrorism," he said.
I am an ardent fan of Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, as he has been really working hard to make a tiny Bhutan stand shoulder to shoulder with the international community on equal ground and principles.
Adamant that Labour success in Wales cannot be taken for granted, she said: "We've got to fight for every vote and I will work absolutely hand in glove and stand shoulder to shoulder with Carwyn and our Welsh Assembly Members.
As a nation, we will come together to stand shoulder to shoulder with the relatives of the dead - and their injured friends who face a difficult road ahead.
The meeting reaffirmed the existing strong and historic bonds between the UK and Gibraltar and the Prime Minister repeated his commitment to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Gibraltar.
He said that the government or armed forces could not fight alone against this extremist mindset and their ideology, adding "civil society and people from all segments of society should stand shoulder to shoulder with the government to eliminate this menace.
IAN HOLLOWAY says his players can stand shoulder to shoulder with any of the club's famous names from the past as he prepares Blackpool for their FA Cup replay at Sheffield Wednesday.
Mr Hasnain Mehdi, COO NTL, thanked Bank Alfalah for its commitment and stated that NTL would stand shoulder to shoulder with Bank Alfalah to benefit the people of Pakistan.
Indeed, the more I learn of the squalid tactics deployed by the ruthless opponents of Lord Ashcroft and Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague then the more urgent need for the rest of us in this country to stand shoulder to shoulder with a very noble Lord who would transform and ignite any Conservative platform.
Cardiff MP Julie Morgan will stand shoulder to shoulder with Tory John Bercow and Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson to make the case for change.