"all hands to the pump" meaning in English

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Phrase

Head templates: {{head|en|phrase}} all hands to the pump
  1. (chiefly UK) A situation where as many people as possible are required to contribute to some urgent enterprise. Tags: UK Synonyms: all hands on deck
    Sense id: en-all_hands_to_the_pump-en-phrase-EgB5q7UY Categories (other): British English, English entries with incorrect language header

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