esprit de corps
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- (idiomatic) A shared spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group, for example of a military unit.
- 1922 February, James Joyce, “[chapter V]”, in Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483:
- Always happening like that. The very moment. Girl in Eustace street hallway Monday was it settling her garter. Her friend covering the display of. Esprit de corps. Well, what are you gaping at?
- esprit de corps, spirit of the group, common spirit