Definition of brothers in arms in US English:

brothers in arms


  • Soldiers fighting together, especially in a war.

    • ‘He's here, he loves, he feels, he's not afraid to get too close to these mortals, and where other heroes see dirty uneducated barbarians, he sees brave and loyal brothers in arms.’
    • ‘Although focused on their challenging mission, the warriors on the front lines never forget their missing brothers in arms.’
    • ‘The military's hardly a monolithic organization, and you can always find someone in the service who didn't like one of his brothers in arms.’
    • ‘You are Sergeant Baker, the lead of your paratrooper squad, and you must push hard to ensure you can fight and survive through eight harrowing days that will define history, and unite you forever as brothers in arms.’
    • ‘Now please stop helping kill my brothers in arms.’
    • ‘These characters often become brothers in arms in the heat of warfare.’
    • ‘Retired US servicemen living in Pattaya joined in services on US Veterans Day, also known as Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, to remember fallen brothers in arms on November 11 each year.’
    • ‘‘He threw his arms around me,’ recalls Paul, ‘saying we were brothers in arms and all that.’’
    • ‘The Marines' remains are gathered by teary eyed comrades, brothers in arms, and shipped home in a box.’
    • ‘I cannot go to my brothers in arms, because they are dead!’