Definition of circle the wagons in English:

circle the wagons

North American informal Unite in defence of a common interest: the Lakers quickly circled the wagons, against the Spurs and the crowd
[with reference to the defensive position of a wagon train under attack]
More example sentences
  • 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.
See parent entry: circle

Definition of circle the wagons in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
adjective
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily