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war cry

noun [C usually singular] uk   (also battle cry) us  
a phrase or word shouted by people as they start to fight, intended to give them the strength and wish to fight harder: figurative The phrase 'burn your bra!' was the feminists' war cry of the 1970s.Sentences and expressions
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