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armed forcesThe ServicesRate it:

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faire dix ans de travaux forcésTo undergo ten years’ penal servitude.Rate it:

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join forcesto combine labour, to come together, to uniteRate it:

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

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the enemy of your enemy is your friendTwo parties who have an enemy in common should join forces against it.Rate it:

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Quaker gunA nonfunctional imitation of a gun or of a piece of artillery, typically made of wood and usually intended to deceive enemy forces into overestimating one's available firepower.Rate it:

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la goutte d'eau qui fait d%c3%a9border le vaseThe final thing that is too much and forces a reaction; the straw that broke the camel's back.Rate it:

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à brebis tondue Dieu mesure le ventLa providence proportionne nos épreuves à nos forces ; Dieu ne nous envoie pas plus d’épreuves que nous n’en pouvons supporter.Rate it:

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aciem (copias, exercitum) instruere or in acie constituereto draw up forces in battle-order.Rate it:

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black magicMagic derived from evil forces, as distinct from good or benign forces; or magic performed with the intention of doing harm.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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close ranksto regroup forces, especially when this involves overlooking differences in order to face a challenge or adverse situation. Often implies making a show of unity, especially to the public.Rate it:

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comfort womanA woman forced, or supposedly recruited, into brothels by the Japanese occupation forces during World War II.Rate it:

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copias (arma) cum aliquo iungere or se cum aliquo iungereto join forces with some one.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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fundere hostium copiasto rout the enemy's forces.Rate it:

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it's not for us to wonder why, it's for us to do or die!Ask no questions, ponder nothing, hold no reservations, withhold no loyalty; Simply fall-in, join forces, obey my orders, follow through and prepare to make the supreme sacrifice in this horrific challenge!Rate it:

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mort aux vachesCri antimilitariste, anarchiste ou communard ; injure lancée aux forces de l’ordre.Rate it:

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pitched battleA hostile engagement involving sustained, full-scale fighting between opposing forces in close combat.Rate it:

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Play Both Ends Against the MiddleTo take advantage by causing two opposing groups stand against each other, dishonestly misusing two forces for the sake of attaining ones selfish purposeRate it:

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say cheeseUsed imperatively to elicit a smile from someone for a photograph by their saying "cheese" (the vowel of which, when pronounced as is usual in English, forces a somewhat smile-shaped mouth).Rate it:

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se recipere (B. G. 7. 20)to withdraw one's forces.Rate it:

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thread the needleTo find harmony or strike a balance between conflicting forces, interests, etc. Normally used to indicate the difficulty of doing so; also, sarcastically, for a failed attempt.Rate it:

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white magicMagic derived from good or benign forces, as distinct from evil or malevolent forces; or magic performed with the intention of doing good or giving aid.Rate it:

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