Definition of circle the wagons in English:
North American informal (Of a group) unite in defense of a common interest.
[With reference to the defensive position of a wagon train under attack]
- We seem to be circling the wagons for self-protection.
- Conservatives circled the wagons around him after his comments about homosexuality.
- We all went through some tough times together, but we really circled the wagons.
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