circle the/one's wagons


chiefly US, informal
: to gather a group of people together in order to protect them from being attacked
usually used figuratively
Reporters tend to circle the wagons whenever the media are attacked for bias.

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“Circle the/one's wagons.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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