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war... war never changesFrom the video game series FalloutRate it:

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ugly AmericanAn American government representative, tourist, or businessperson who, in dealing with people of other nations, is haughty, rude, meddlesome, or jingoistic.Rate it:

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American as apple pieHaving characteristics considered quintessential to American life; very American.Rate it:

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American DreamA widespread determination by Americans to provide their children with a better upbringing than their parents were able to provide for them.Rate it:

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American DreamA philosophy that with hard work, courage and determination, anyone can prosper and achieve success.Rate it:

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civil tongueA polite manner of speaking.Rate it:

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do you accept American dollarsUsed to ask whether or not products or services may be paid for in American dollars.Rate it:

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estado civilSituación en la que se encuentra una persona física según sus circunstancias y la legislación.Rate it:

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keep a civil tongue in one's headTo maintain a polite manner of speaking.Rate it:

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les officiers étaient en bourgeois (or, en civil)The officers were in plain clothes, in mufti.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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all's fair in love and warunpleasant behavior is acceptable during love and conflict.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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es war einmalonce upon a timeRate 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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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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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 company or individual whose business is increased by warfare.Rate it:

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war of nervesWarfare or other physical conflict in which one or more combatting parties use especially demoralizing and frightening tactics to attempt to unnerve their opponents.Rate it:

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war of nervesA situation in which opposed parties refrain from direct conflict but maintain a tense, contentious relationship in which each uses annoyances or intimidating psychological tactics to attempt to dishearten and unnerve the other.Rate it:

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war of wordsA heated exchange of threatening or inflammatory statements.Rate it:

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win the battle, but lose the warTo achieve a portion of a goal, but fail to achieve the entire goal.Rate it:

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

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Yankee go homeUnited States people go back to your country; used to express anger or opposition at American presence in a foreign land.Rate it:

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e pluribus unumA national motto of the United States of America, meaning "From many, one", or "out of many, one", referring to the integration of 13 independent colonies into one country, and that has taken an additional meaning, giving the pluralistic nature of American society from immigration.Rate it:

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greenbackGreenback is a slang term for money. Usually for american dollars.Rate it:

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bald eagleamerican birdRate it:

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potluckQuaint {American ?} social gathering, mayhaps hosted by an entity. Attendees bring 'dish to pass'; {Luck of Pot} 'Purpose'; Good Food, Goodwill, Good-Gab:Rate it:

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pronunciamientoA military uprising or coup in Spain or the Spanish American republics, particularly in the 19th century. They received this designation because coups were usually accompanied by a statement declaring the existing government null and void.Rate it:

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oat operaA, film, or novel depicting adventures of characters in the American Old West; a western.Rate it:

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play old harryBlenkiron and I have been moving in the best circles as skilled American engineers who are going to play Old Harry with the British on the Tigris. — John Buchan, "Greenmantle", 1916..Rate it:

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

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