make common cause
phrasal to unite to achieve a shared goal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make common cause — (often with with) to unite for a common object • • • Main Entry: ↑cause * * * make common cause (with someone) formal phrase to work together with a person, group etc that you do not usually agree with, in order to achieve a shared aim Several… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make common cause — ► make common cause unite in order to achieve a shared aim. Main Entry: ↑cause …   English terms dictionary

  • make common cause — index affiliate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make common cause — to work together to achieve something. A number of groups have made common cause with local people to stop the highway from being built. The two countries have begun to make common cause against shared enemies. Related vocabulary: have something… …   New idioms dictionary

  • make common cause — unite in order to achieve a shared aim. → cause …   English new terms dictionary

  • make common cause — verb To cooperate, to enter into an alliance for a shared goal …   Wiktionary

  • make common cause — idi to unite in a joint effort …   From formal English to slang

  • make common cause with someone — make common cause with (someone) formal if one group of people makes common cause with another group, they work together in order to achieve something that both groups want. Environment protesters have made common cause with local people to stop… …   New idioms dictionary

  • make common cause with — (someone) formal if one group of people makes common cause with another group, they work together in order to achieve something that both groups want. Environment protesters have made common cause with local people to stop the motorway from being …   New idioms dictionary

  • make common cause with — 1. To cast in one s lot with 2. To have the same interest and aims as • • • Main Entry: ↑common …   Useful english dictionary

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