circle the/one's wagons

idiom

Definition of 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 figurativelyReporters tend to circle the wagons whenever the media are attacked for bias.

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“Circle the/one's wagons.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circle%20the%2Fone%27s%20wagons. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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