Dunkirk-spirit meaning

(UK, idiomatic) The spirit of the British public pulling together to overcome times of adversity.
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Origin of dunkirk-spirit

  • The phrase came into use following the evacuation of allied troops across the English Channel by flotillas of pleasure boats, working barges and other civilian craft at the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940.

    From Wiktionary