comrade in arms

noun phrase

: a person one fought with or worked together with to achieve something
He spoke fondly of his old comrades in arms.

Examples of comrade in arms in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His comrade in arms beside him, hand on the butt of a weathered-looking M4 rifle, warned of Palestinians’ growing anger with their nominal rulers alongside their antipathy toward Israel. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2023 And in a Thursday interview with Henry Rodgers of The Daily Caller, the hard-right news site co-founded by Tucker Carlson, Trump did everything but declare Menendez his comrade in arms. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 29 Sep. 2023 Naturally, their former comrade in arms betrays them, and the rest of the film is their quest to rescue Kira and stop Sofina from performing an ancient ritual that would turn the good citizens of Neverwinter into her zombie slaves. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 31 Mar. 2023

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“Comrade in arms.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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