rally round

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Meaning: If people rally round someone in need, they all do what they can to help the person.

For example:

  • rally round After her accident, Alena's friends rallied round and helped her out by bringing food and cleaning her apartment.

  • rally round sb/sth The whole town rallied round the Freemont family when they heard that their boy had cancer.

Note: also "rally around"

Quick Quiz:

My family and friends rallied round when they heard that I had

a. won the lottery

b. lost my keys

c. lost my job

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Contributor: Matt Errey