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united front

united front

Date: Nov 08 2012

Themes: News


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“My family unanimously hated the look…There was a united front....They said, ‘What kind of work would make you look like that?’”

- Actor Ben Affleck on the beard he grew for his new movie, Argo. (US Weekly)


- 演员本·阿弗莱克 (Ben Affleck) 因出演新影片《逃离德黑兰》 (Argo) 而留起了胡须。


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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a situation where everyone agrees about an issue, usually in opposition to someone who feels differently

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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It’s hard enough to be in an argument against one person. But what about when two or more people all unite to believe in a side of the issue that’s the opposite of yours? You might say those people are forming a united front against you.

The word “front” is often used to describe a group of people either in war or in politics. Therefore, united front also has a bit of a dramatic, military tone to it. Sometimes, people substitute the word “unified” for “united.” These two words are synonyms.

Ben Affleck says that everyone in his family hated his new beard. He says they formed a united front to humorously exaggerate what a big deal his beard was.

Have you ever been in a situation where people formed a united front in opposition to you?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I wanted to postpone college and go traveling for a year, but my parents put up a united front against me.”

“My friends and I put up a united front to try to get Derek to stop doing drugs.”

“It’s much harder to argue your point when you’re up against a united front.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Nabilo When two or more people have the same opinion that is against you.
by Nabilo
United opinion.
by Mr. Learner
Jeyran united front - means consent between the people who object against some issues.
by Jeyran
oroba have the same opinion
by oroba
Manu4 A common opinion against something or somebody.
by Manu4
cubi1604 Same viewpoint
by cubi1604
merllan united front =a public appearance of being united
by merllan
Englishty It means everyone agrees on something.
by Englishty
dearpesar when all of the groups and persons are against you
by dearpesar

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abdull qader


to sruggle against something or someone together

07:52 AM Nov 13 2012 |



Years ago somebody started a rumor that I’ve said something against a special group and suddenly there was a huge united front against me. It was definitely not easy to get out of that ;)

12:27 AM Nov 10 2012 |



My family put up a united front against me of resign from the job!

07:31 AM Nov 09 2012 |




 Yes, it’s not that beautiful :( But it can be changed. Like to plan something, to throw a party, to go to the cafe with your best friend. If you don’t like that situation, avoid it. Seek out to change it. Wink 

11:53 PM Nov 08 2012 |




So, Ryo, you say, because of the fear of staying alone, you jump on the bandwagon, whether you like or not ;)

11:21 PM Nov 08 2012 |




History proves that people that came up with new ideas and discoveries ,got recognition after years of trying hard to  get them through  the prevalent mind-set   in that time , and on many occasions  the united front  that were opposing them  could sent  you to prison  or worst.  As Darknesslight said  ,who is wrong , who is right.Smile

06:41 PM Nov 08 2012 |



Having a united front against you doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re wrong and vice versa. When a group of people agree on something, it doesn’t mean that it’s 100% right and you should behave according to it.

05:16 PM Nov 08 2012 |




It always happens especially if you have a different thinking than the others.

05:12 PM Nov 08 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

we (iranin) always made a united front  against Faulty Logic Zionism

02:40 PM Nov 08 2012 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

We live In Palestine I can say the International society and U.S.A build The united front against us because we are looking for got on freedom as like others  countries , but those countries Always reject our natural dreams ,as the same time If you want to say your opinion If your opinion was against them they will describe you , you are terrorist man .

Unfortunately as we see these days the most supporter against the injustice over the world those countries which pretend the human beings and the democracy .

I have never try to build united front against anyone because I respect myself and I want to be a good man with everyone .




 Every time when you’re in minority and do something out of normal, you’re in danger to face an united front.  I don’t much favor when somebody is in untied front against one single soul. As usual, it’s a clash between two individuals and the other just join the group because of the same cultural or family bonds. But there’re some moments when you appreciate solidarity and stand together attitude. Like in one of my favorite scenes from the movie Dinosour: This united front is woth it as life is at stake.


08:54 AM Nov 08 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

for example we can  say America and other European countries  made a united front againest Iran to defeat this country in the international arena.

07:51 AM Nov 08 2012 |

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