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march Idioms & Phrases


As mad as a March Hare

  • an old English Saying derived from the fact that March is the rutting time of hares, when they are excitable and violent.
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Dead march

  • noun a slow march to be played for funeral processions
    dead march.
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  • (Mus.), a piece of solemn music intended to be played as an accompaniment to a funeral procession.
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File marching

  • the marching of a line two deep, when faced to the right or left, so that the front and rear rank march side by side. Brande & C.
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Flank march

  • a march made parallel or obliquely to an enemy's position, in order to turn it or to attack him on the flank.
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Forced march

  • (Mil.), a march of one or more days made with all possible speed.
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funeral march

  • noun a slow march to be played for funeral processions
    dead march.
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hunger march

  • noun a march of protest or demonstration by the unemployed
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In marching order

  • (Mil.), equipped for a march.
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Line of march

  • noun the route along which a column advances
  • noun the arrangement of people in a line for marching
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  • . (Mil.) (a) Arrangement of troops for marching . (b) Course or direction taken by an army or body of troops in marching.
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march 17

  • noun a day observed by the Irish to commemorate the patron saint of Ireland
    St Patrick's Day; Saint Patrick's Day.
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march 19

  • noun a Christian holy day
    Saint Joseph; St Joseph.
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march 2

  • noun Texans celebrate the anniversary of Texas' declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836
    Texas Independence Day.
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march 25

  • noun a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
    Annunciation Day; Lady Day; Annunciation.
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march equinox

  • noun March 21
    vernal equinox; spring equinox.
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march king

  • noun a United States bandmaster and composer of military marches (1854-1932)
    John Philip Sousa; Sousa.
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march on

  • verb move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    advance; move on; progress; pass on; go on.
    • Time marches on
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march out

  • verb march out (as from a defile) into open ground
    debouch.
    • The regiments debouched from the valley
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march-mad

March"-mad` adjective
Definitions
  1. Extremely rash; foolhardy. See under March, the month. Sir W. Scott.
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march-ward

March"-ward` noun
Definitions
  1. A warden of the marches; a marcher.
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marched upon

  • adjective being or having been trodden or marched on
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marching band

  • noun a band that marches (as in a parade) and plays music at the same time
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marching music

  • noun genre of music written for marching
    march.
    • Sousa wrote the best marches
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marching order

  • noun equipage for marching
    marching order.
    • the company was dressed in full marching order
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marching orders

  • noun (informal) a notice of dismissal or discharge
    walking papers.
  • noun an order from a superior officer for troops to depart
  • noun equipage for marching
    marching order.
    • the company was dressed in full marching order
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mid-march

  • noun the middle part of March
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military march

  • noun brisk marching music suitable for troops marching in a military parade
    military music; martial music.
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peace march

  • noun a protest march against (a particular) war and in favor of peace
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processional march

  • noun a march to be played for processions
    processional march.
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protest march

  • noun occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
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quick march

  • noun marching at quick time
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recessional march

  • noun a march to be played for processions
    processional march.
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Rogue's march

  • derisive music performed in driving away a person under popular indignation or official sentence, as when a soldier is drummed out of a regiment.
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To make a march

  • (Card Playing), to take all the tricks of a hand, in the game of euchre.
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To march with

  • to have the same boundary for a greater or less distance; said of an estate.
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To steal a march

  • to march in a covert way; to gain an advantage unobserved; formerly followed by of, but now by on or upon, and sometimes by over; as, to steal a march upon one's political rivals.
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wedding march

  • noun a march to be played for a wedding procession
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