rally the troops


1. urge or bring people together for a common cause or purpose






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rally the troops with a rousing speech

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The idiomatic expression 'to rally the troops' means to gather people together or organise a number of people for a common goal, interest or a cause. When you rally the troops you invite participation or support from others with the same interests or goal as you.

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  1. After her team's latest heavy defeat, Jane will have to find some way of rallying the troops before next week's game.
  2. I am sick of our town not receiving proper investment from the council. I'm going to rally the troops and put forward our case at the next town meeting.

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  1. Staff have been snowed under with work filling this order, so I really had to rally the troops to get the last part of it completed on time.
  2. Rachel could see that morale in the office was low, so she rallied the troops by giving a rousing speech.

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