Beat Your Swords into Plowshares

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To abandon any sort of fights and divert attention and efforts towards some peaceful activities

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  • This idiom has been derived from famous sayings. "And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." Swords are used for fighting while plowshares are used for farming and growth. This means that one should not develop weapons of destruction and instead develop those items that help humanity with growth and development.
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The leader of their party told them to beat their swords into plowshares to strengthen financial condition.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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