beat one's swords into ploughshares

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To create a peaceful civilian instrument from military technologies.

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  • From Isaiah 2:4 of the Bible
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Submitted on July 10, 2018

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beat one's swords into ploughsharesTo refrain from doing aggressive activities and to do peaceful ones.
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