rally the troops

idiom

: to urge everyone to work harder
As the deadline approached, it was clear that we needed to rally the troops.

Examples of rally the troops in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a surprise appearance, Johnson joined them onstage to rally the troops. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Feb. 2024 The kind of person who can rally the troops and knows exactly how to get help where it’s needed. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 13 Oct. 2023 Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg attempted to rally the troops on Thursday, following multiple rounds of layoffs that have decimated the social media giant’s workforce. Naomi Nix, BostonGlobe.com, 26 May 2023 Hogs head coach Sam Pittman is 12-4 against the spread as an underdog since arriving in Fayetteville and should be able to rally the troops after the heartbreaker last week at Jerry’s World against Texas A&M. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 29 Sep. 2022 Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg attempted to rally the troops on Thursday, following multiple rounds of layoffs that have decimated the social media giant’s workforce. Naomi Nix, BostonGlobe.com, 26 May 2023 Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel traveled to New Britain recently for the second time in six months to rally the troops and echo Logan’s message in reaching out to minority voters. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 5 Oct. 2022 Brooks Koepka’s complaints about not getting to nap or watch TV at Ryder Cups in a recent Golf Digest interview didn’t exactly rally the troops. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 22 Sep. 2021 But Musk’s reluctance to rally the troops–many of whom were introduced to Dogecoin by him–betrays a dawning realization that the eight-year-old joke is, well, getting old. Martin Leo Rivers, Forbes, 22 June 2021

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“Rally the troops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rally%20the%20troops. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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