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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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Army stands shoulder to shoulder with victims of terrorism and fire,' the COAS was quoted as saying by DG ISPR.
ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to Prime Minister Syed Asif Kirmani has said the nation stands shoulder to shoulder with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
Mr Fowlie said: "The Welsh pig now stands shoulder to shoulder with commercial and imported breeds - it's great for growth, mothering abilities and meat quality.
From his six-story box of glass, Aune stands shoulder to shoulder with six other controllers, squinting from capacious picture windows over two parallel runways.
But one story "Hamish Stands Shoulder to Shoulder with Sergeant Boom" has had to be pulled amid fears that Americans would take offence.
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.
It stands shoulder to shoulder with Jeraldyne Blunden's initial dream: "To be rooted in the African American experience and to produce the best possible dance for the broadest audience.
In the same formation as Bop, the group stands shoulder to shoulder in a circle, facing the center.
Our newest SOC device for the digital TV market stands shoulder to shoulder with industry leaders in every core technology from picture quality, performance, data processing, speed, and specialized design architecture," said Don H.
The nation, the Governor said, is fully united and staunchly stands shoulder to shoulder to its security forces in their struggle to bring these anti-state and anti-Islam elements to justice.
Delgadillo decried the gang lifestyle during his announcement, and said he stands shoulder to shoulder with residents to take back the streets at a time when gang violence rages.
The Graduate School of Management stands shoulder to shoulder with the top MBA programs in the country," added Smiley, who is stepping down and will return to full-time research and teaching after 14 years at the business school's helm.
Denzel Washington stands shoulder to shoulder with the best actors that ever lived, for my money.
The Department of Corporations stands shoulder to shoulder with federal and other states' authorities and will coordinate with them to shut down perpetrators of fraud.
While expressing his sympathies with the leadership of ANP and members of the bereaved family, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, in his condolence message, said that the Federal Government stands shoulder to shoulder with the government and public of NWFP in this hour of trial.