rallying cry


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Noun1.rallying cry - a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"
catchword, motto, shibboleth, slogan - a favorite saying of a sect or political group
2.rallying cry - a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battlerallying cry - a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

rallying cry

noun
A rallying term used by proponents of a cause:
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"Who's got the Moonstone?" was the rallying cry which perpetually caused the plundering, as soon as it was stopped in one place, to break out in another.
THE Wolfe Tones have been stunned after their Irish republican rallying cry "A Nation Once Again" was named the world's favourite song ever.
In a rallying cry to the party faithful, Mr Ancram insisted that in the local and European elections earlier this year "we turned the electoral tide".
She is heeding the rallying cry from Tile Hill College teachers offering taster courses to give young people the chance to learn new skills and make new friends during the summer holidays.
Maura Hanrahan, in her Evening Telegram column of November 6, called the Monsignor's statement "little more than a rant that served only to reveal the personal hangups of the priest for Bay Bulls parish." She added, "His rallying cry was that we should keep homosexuals on the fringes of society.
It is something you ought to be looking at." He added, "AIDS will do more to direct America back to the cost of violating traditional values and to make America aware of the dangers of certain behaviors than anything we've seen." He concluded, "For us, it's a great rallying cry."
Exploring the dominant assumptions about the dialectic between First Amendment rights (the rallying cry of liberals) and sponsorship (the code word for right-wing protectors of government money), he refuses to essentialize the public debate around the NEA.
SCOTLAND'S two largest political parties made a rallying cry to voters ahead of today's council election.
Fourteen colts remained in the 1m contest after yesterday's forfeit stage, including Vital Equine and Rallying Cry, who were fifth and sixth behind Teofilo in the Dewhurst at Newmarket.
The film, which will be played to the squad, features Sexy Beast star Ray yelling the rallying cry from Shakespeare's Henry V: "Once more unto the breach, dear friends."
Artists gather to hear rallying cry from North East