beat one's swords into ploughshares

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To refrain from doing aggressive activities and to do peaceful ones.

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  • From Isaiah 2:4 of the Bible
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Since 1987, Mugabe has been the President of the country. Here is a man, who, at independence, made us believe that we had beaten our swords into ploughshares and our spears into pruning hooks only to torment Joshua Nkomo and his Zapu, as well as innocent civilians.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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beat one's swords into ploughsharesTo create a peaceful civilian instrument from military technologies.
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