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join forces

Act together, combine efforts. For example, The public relations people joined forces to get better coverage for their candidates. This expression originally referred to combining military forces. [ Mid-1500s ]
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  • We will join forces to win the money back from Lieutenant Lorenzi.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • Naturally, she wants to be certain, in order that you may join forces.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • America was soon to join forces with the Allies against Germany.

  • Nils, how would it be if we two shipwrecked people could join forces?

    A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen
  • It may be necessary for us to join forces; if so they can mount our whole party.

    Dracula Bram Stoker

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