close ranks

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close ranks (third-person singular simple present closes ranks, present participle closing ranks, simple past and past participle closed ranks)

  1. (idiomatic) to regroup forces, especially when this involves overlooking differences in order to face a challenge or adverse situation. Often implies making a show of unity, especially to the public.

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