comrade-in-arms

comrades-in-arms
N-COUNT: oft poss N
A comrade-in-arms is someone who has worked for the same cause or purpose as you and has shared the same difficulties and dangers.

...Deng Xiaoping, Mao's long-time comrade-in-arms.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • comrade in arms — plural comrades in arms n someone who has fought with you or worked with you to achieve particular aims …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • comrade in arms — n. a fellow soldier …   English World dictionary

  • comrade in arms — a fellow soldier. [1840 50] * * * comrade in arms UK US noun [countable] [singular comrade in arms plural comrades in arms] a friend who fought in a war or experienced a difficult or dangerous situation with you …   Useful english dictionary

  • comrade in arms — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms comrade in arms : singular comrade in arms plural comrades in arms a friend who fought in a war or experienced a difficult or dangerous situation with you …   English dictionary

  • comrade in arms — see comrade in arms …   English dictionary

  • comrade in arms — fellow soldier, companion in arms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • comrade in arms — com′rade in arms′ n. a fellow soldier • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • comrade-in-arms — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun (plural comrades in arms) : a friend made in military service : a fellow soldier …   Useful english dictionary

  • comrade in arms — a fellow soldier. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • comrade in arms — noun A fellow combatant or soldier …   Wiktionary

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