make common cause with






make common cause with

unite with in order to achieve a shared aim.

1997 - A. Sivanandan - When Memory Dies - I was sorry that the crows, proud kings of the dung heap, should make common cause with house-sparrows under the eaves of roofs.


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a rebel without a cause

a person who is deeply dissatisfied with society in general but does not have a specific aim to fight for.

Rebel Without A Cause was the title of a US film starring James Dean released in 1955.




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