Pull

A long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together- i.e. a steady, energetic, and systematic co-operation. The reference may be either to a boat, where all the oarsmen pull together with a long and strong pull at the oars; or it may be to the act of hauling with a rope, when a simultaneous strong pull is indispensable.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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