close-order drill

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(military) military drill of troops in standard marching (shoulder-to-shoulder)

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Close-order drill is important figuratively also--it trams individual soldiers under the orchestration of their leaders to configure an army collectively.
Over the winter months Clark molded the men into a smoothly functioning team, employing a daily regimen of close-order drill, equipment inspections and marksmanship training.
If you can, then it ain't music, it's close-order drill or exercise or yodelling or something, not music.
Building upon a personal reminiscence of drilling as a recruit in World War II, McNeill explores how the ties forged in close-order drill helped the armies of ancient times, whether Chinese or Greek, fight more effectively.