boots on the ground Rate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)
The ground forces actually fighting in a war or conflict, rather than troops not engaged or other military action such as air strikes.

The Pentagon may say we have enough, but that's not what I'm hearing from the boots on the ground.

Additional definitions for 'boots on the ground':

boots on the groundThis smacks of a military jargon. Troops deployed to confront enemy. Modern warfare can be conducted from helicopters, drones, bombers with remote directed missiles, rockets and missiles from ships.
See them all »


Find a translation for the boots on the ground phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similiar to boots on the ground

Discuss this boots on the ground phrase with the community:


Use the citation below to add this boots on the ground definition to your bibliography:


"boots on the ground." STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 24 Sep. 2018. <>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.