gang\ up\ against

• gang up on
• gang up against
v. phr. informal
To jointly attack someone, either physically or verbally; take sides in a group against an individual.

The class bully was stronger than all the other boys, so they had to gang up on him to put him in his place.

Compare: line up(4b)

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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