work shoulder to shoulder

Meaning(s)

1. to work alongside others to achieve a common goal

Popularity

High

Professional

High

Social

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to work shoulder to shoulder with sb

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 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.

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  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.

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  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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