Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

work shoulder to shoulder

work shoulder to shoulder
Meaning(s)
1) to work alongside others to achieve a common goal
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • to work shoulder to shoulder with sb
  • Analysis
     When you are 'shoulder to shoulder' with someone you are literally beside them so that your shoulders are touching. If you are 'working shoulder to shoulder' with someone you are working alongside them or in parallel to them. This is an expression often used to emphasise the proximity of people working together or their relationship and can be used in social and professional contexts.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The best way of hitting targets is to work shoulder to shoulder with your colleagues.
    2. John enjoyed working shoulder to shoulder with the marketing team as they were fun and hard working.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. We have been working shoulder to shoulder with each other since we were young.
    2. Teachers and parents should work shoulder to shoulder to get the best out of each child.
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