shoulder to shoulder

idiom

Definition of shoulder to shoulder

1 : physically close together Everyone was standing/squeezed shoulder to shoulder on the crowded bus.
2 : united together to achieve a shared goal I stand shoulder to shoulder with the other legislators in this effort.

Learn More about shoulder to shoulder

Statistics for shoulder to shoulder

Cite this Entry

“Shoulder to shoulder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoulder%20to%20shoulder. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

Comments on shoulder to shoulder

What made you want to look up shoulder to shoulder? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!