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des enfants perdus (military)A forlorn hope.Rate it:

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baptism of fireThe first experience of a severe ordeal, especially a first experience of military combatRate it:

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break rankTo march or charge out of the designated order in a military unit.Rate it:

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break ranksTo march or charge out of the designated order in a military unit.Rate it:

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call upAn order to report for military service.Rate it:

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every man for himself!Everyone has to fight for his or her own survival. This extraordinary admonition, generally applies during an extreme emergency, commercial or military wherein rescue assistance or other lifesaving help is unlikely.Rate it:

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sabre-rattlingA flamboyant display of military power as an implied threat that it might be used.Rate it:

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sally forth!An archaic military term. To rally and press the attack, halt the retreat and 'sally forward' with renewed fighting spirit and determination!Rate it:

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cannon fodderMilitary personnel who are regarded as expendable when attacking the enemy.Rate it:

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collateral damageA damage to things that are incidental to the intended target. It is frequently used as a military term where non-combatants are accidentally or unintentionally killed or wounded and/or non-combatant property damaged as result of the attack on legitimate enemy targets.Rate it:

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esprit de corpsA shared spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group, for example of a military unit.Rate it:

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pull outTo withdraw; especially of military forces; to retreat.Rate it:

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a force to reckon withA competition or entity which is strong with experiences, trained personnel, good reputation, hundreds of successful projects.Rate it:

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about turnAn about face; a military command to a formation of soldiers to reverse the direction in which they are facing.Rate it:

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beat upRepeatedly bomb a military target or targets.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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war brideA woman who marries a man who is on active duty military in wartime.Rate it:

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aide-de-camplower ranked military officerRate it:

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armoured carmilitary vehicleRate it:

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au temps!As you were! (military command).Rate it:

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back in the saddleA return to work, return to military detachment, return to usual lifestyle.Rate it:

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bag of rationsA fussy or overly zealous military superior.Rate it:

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

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black tieEvening dress; a standard of dress which is less formal than white tie, consisting of black dinner jacket or tuxedo jacket, and matching trousers, white shirt and black bow tie or, possibly, military dress or national costume.Rate it:

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boot campA short, intensive, quasi-military program generally aimed at young offenders as an alternative to a jail term.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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boots on the groundThis smacks of a military jargon. Troops deployed to confront enemy. Modern warfare can be conducted from helicopters, drones, bombers with remote directed missiles, rockets and missiles from ships.Rate it:

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brass ceilingAn unwritten, uncodified barrier to promotion or progression for women in law enforcement or the military.Rate it:

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cargo-200the code word referring to casualties for transportation in the Soviet and modern Russian military. In its official meaning, Cargo 200 refers to bodies contained in zinc-lined coffins, but in military context this code word can be used for dead bodies as they are transported from the battlefield.Rate it:

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chaud devantExpression utilisée dans la restauration par le personnel de service pour avertir de son passage.Rate it:

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clean houseTo reform by removing undesirable personnel and procedures.Rate it:

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companyA military unit, typically consisting of two or three platoons.Rate it:

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court martialmilitary trialRate it:

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dead woodPersonnel no longer contributing to an organization.Rate it:

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divide and conquerA combination of political, military and economic strategies that aim to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.(computing) Applied to various algorithms, such as quicksort, that solve a problem by splitting it recursively into smaller problems until all of the remaining problems are trivial.(as imperative, proverb) In order to rule securely, don't allow alliances of your enemies.Rate it:

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don't ask, don't tellA policy of the U.S. military from 1993 to 2011, which barred openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual people from serving in the military, while also barring discrimination against closeted gays, lesbians, and bisexuals.Rate it:

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don't ask, don't tell, don't harass, don't pursueFull name of the U.S. Military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy concerning the service of homosexuals in the military as defined in 10 USC § 654.Rate it:

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don't think twice!In general; A strongly worded. forcefully delivered non-military admonishment to another individual of equal or unequal rank for immediate unquestionable immediate physical action, acceptance of proposal, signature of instant acceptance, 'second the motion'! 'jump the gap', 'sever the line', 'jump overboard'!, "BAIL-OUT!",Rate it:

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end stateThe specified situation at the successful completion of the final phase of a military operation.Rate it:

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esprit de corpsA shared spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group, for example of a military unit.Rate it:

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facts on the groundA euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.Rate it:

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front and centerA command to come to the center of attention of an assemblage, as of military personnel or students.Rate it:

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full speed aheadA command, especially on military vessels, to move forward at maximum speed.Rate it:

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give battleTo engage in warfare; to attack or fight with military force.Rate it:

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gunboat diplomacyThe pursuit of foreign policy objectives with the aid of conspicuous displays of military power.Rate it:

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hell weekThe week during which new members are required to undergo undignified rites of initiation or gruelling discipline in order to be accepted into a fraternity, sorority, secret society, military group, etc.Rate it:

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hit the deckAnnouncement to ship's personnel via P.A. system to arise and leave sleeping quarters.Rate it:

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in the line of dutyAs part of or while performing official duties, usually of the military or police personnel, or of government officials.Rate it:

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iron eagleAn American military officer who has attained the rank of colonel but will not be promoted to the rank of general.Rate it:

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keep your heads down!A military admonishment to infantrymen while crawling under barbed wire or across terrain toward the enemy.Rate it:

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