Are conservatives finally ready to rally around Mitt Romney?
Normally, Obama's criticism would mobilize Germans and cause them to rally around their chancellor.
It expands on that theme and calls on the movement to rally around that glorious old document.
I was also directing the first episode when we came back so that was fun to rally around.
The point is to lay down markers, draw some lines in the sand, and give his voters something to rally around.
There can be no doubt that the people of this country, of all descriptions, will rally around the constitution.
But patience for a short while only is all I ask, if you and others like you will rally around me.
To grant him places of security would, as the King said, be to plant a standard for all the malcontents of France to rally around.
But there was no spirit left in them for rebellion—and no centre for them to rally around.
Mrs. Maurice's old friends will rally around 'Marcia's baby,' and you must be patient.
"bring together," c.1600, from French rallier, from Old French ralier "reassemble, unite again," from re- "again" (see re-) + alier "unite" (see ally (v.)). Intransitive meaning "pull together hastily, recover order, revive, rouse" is from 1660s. Related: Rallied; rallying. Rally round the flag (1862) is a line from popular American Civil War song "Battle Cry of Freedom."
"make fun of, tease," 1660s, from French railler "to rail, reproach" (see rail (v.)).
1650s, originally in the military sense of "a regrouping for renewed action after a repulse," from rally (v.1). Sense of "mass meeting to stir enthusiasm" first attested 1840, American English. Sense of "gathering of automobile enthusiasts" is from 1932, from French rallye, itself from the English noun. Sports sense of "long series of hits" in tennis, etc., is from 1881, earlier "series of back-and-forth blows in a boxing match" (1829).