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alarums and excursionsAll the sounds and activities of preparations for war.Rate it:

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all's fair in love and warunpleasant behavior is acceptable during love and conflict.Rate it:

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aluminum showerAn event at which people give household items made of aluminum to the war effort.Rate it:

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baby-killera Vietnam veteran returning to the United States, used by war opponentsRate it:

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bank nightAn event where patrons are enticed to buy entry tickets into some venue, for example a movie theater, with the anticipation that they will be entered into a drawing to win an amount of money if their ticket is drawn and they are on-site at the time of the winning.Rate it:

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battle crySomething the troops yell out when going to war or battle.Rate it:

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boots on the groundThe ground forces actually fighting in a war or conflict, rather than troops not engaged or other military action such as air strikes.Rate it:

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box seatA seat among a group of seats in an enclosure, as at a theater or stadium.Rate it:

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BroadwayThe theater district of Manhattan.Rate it:

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BroadwayThe American theater industry.Rate it:

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comfort womanA woman forced, or supposedly recruited, into brothels by the Japanese occupation forces during World War II.Rate it:

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curtain-raiserIn a theater, an initial play, musical performance, etc which precedes the main performance.Rate it:

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das war'sthat's all, that's itRate it:

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das war'sUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see das,‎ war,‎ es.Rate it:

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dicksize warA pointless competition, dispute or conflict, often over some trivial matter.Rate it:

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enemy combatantAny person in an armed conflict who may be properly detained under the laws and customs of war.Rate it:

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es war einmalonce upon a timeRate it:

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fight a losing battleTo continue to wage war when it is clear that one is not going to win.Rate it:

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GI canused to refer sardonically to shells fired by the German Army in World War IRate it:

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go to the mattressesTo go to war; to use ruthless tactics; to act without restraint.Rate it:

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make love, not warA hippie anti-war slogan encouraging love and peace.Rate it:

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man-of-warUsed other than as an idiom: see man, of, war. (A military man.)Rate it:

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man-of-warAn armed naval vessel, primarily one armed with cannon and propelled by sails.Rate it:

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man-of-warA jellyfish-like marine cnidarian of the family Physaliidae, a Portuguese man-of-war or Pacific man-of-war.Rate it:

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man-of-warA man of war bird, a magnificent frigatebird.Rate it:

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never fight a land war in AsiaDon't bite off more than you can chew; don't start a fight that is too big to win.Rate it:

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new townA town built to address housing shortages post World War II.Rate it:

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nosebleed seatA seat high in the back of bleachers, stands, or the balcony at a theater.Rate it:

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nosebleed sectionThe seats high in the back of bleachers, stands, or the balcony at a theater or stadium.Rate it:

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one-night standAn occasion when a performer or team of them expects to perform at a theater for a single evening.Rate it:

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palmed the ticketSharpie' kept his ticket, volunteered to 'Draw the Winning Ticket', reached into the barrel and withdrew his own 'winning ticket': It happened at the 'Marvin'' theater:Rate it:

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pissing warAn often vicious conflict in which combatants contend for dominance over certain territory.Rate it:

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pissing warAn immature dispute over some trivial matter.Rate it:

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Portuguese man-of-warUsed other than as an idiom: see Portuguese, man-of-war.Rate it:

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Portuguese man-of-warA floating colony of hydrozoans (Physalia physalis) attached to a float; it superficially resembles a jellyfish.Rate it:

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pre-warDescribing the most recent or significant war in a culture's history.Rate it:

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pre-warDescribing the period before a war.Rate it:

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pre-warDescribing the period before the outbreak of World War II in 1939.Rate it:

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red rideranother name for "War", one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.Rate it:

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scrub outTo leave a surgical operating theater where one has previously scrubbed inRate it:

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see the elephantTo witness something unexpected and awe-filling. [early 19th c. to Civil War]Rate it:

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shoot oneself in the footTo deliberately sabotage an activity in order to avoid obligation, though it causes personal suffering. Origins in first world war trench warfare.Rate it:

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this means warAn avowal of anger towards someone, suggesting revenge is now sought.Rate it:

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tug of wara game or competition in which two teams pull or tug on opposite ends of a rope trying to force the other team over the line which initially marked the middle between the two teams.Rate it:

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tug of wara dispute between two parties, particularly an entrenched, back and forth dispute.Rate it:

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turf warA dispute over territory between rival gangs.Rate it:

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turf warA fight or confrontation between two divisions or parties for access to resources or capital.Rate it:

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wage warA figurative allusion to pay discrepancies.Rate it:

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war brideA woman who marries a man who is on active duty military in wartime.Rate it:

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war brideA company or individual whose business is increased by warfare.Rate it:

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