rallying cry
noun Date: 1798 war cry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rallying cry — rallying .cry n [singular] a word or phrase used to unite people in support of an idea ▪ Land and Liberty was the rallying cry of revolutionary Mexico …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rallying cry — noun 1. a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle • Syn: ↑war cry, ↑war whoop, ↑battle cry • Hypernyms: ↑cry, ↑outcry, ↑call, ↑yell, ↑shout, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rallying cry — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A rallying term used by proponents of a cause: battle cry, call to arms, call to battle, cry, motto, war cry. See WORDS …   English dictionary for students

  • rallying cry — Synonyms and related words: Angelus, Angelus bell, alarm, alarum, bark, battle cry, bawl, bellow, birdcall, bugle call, call, call to arms, call up, catchword, caterwaul, cheer, clarion, clarion call, conscription, cry, exhortation, go for broke …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rallying cry — ral|ly|ing cry [ ræliıŋ ,kraı ] noun count a particular word or phrase used for referring to an issue or situation that makes people want to take action …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rallying-cry — rallˈying cry noun A slogan to attract support for a cause, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑rally …   Useful english dictionary

  • rallying call — rallying cry UK [ˈrælɪɪŋ ˌkraɪ] / US or rallying call UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rallying cry : singular rallying cry plural rallying cries a particular word or phrase that you use for referring to an issue or situation in order to make… …   English dictionary

  • rallying — ► NOUN 1) (before another noun ) having the effect of calling people to action: a rallying cry. 2) the action or sport of participating in a motor rally …   English terms dictionary

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