been in the wars

(UK)
   If someone has been in the wars, they have been hurt or look as if they have been in a struggle.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)

English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • be in the wars — british informal phrase to have injuries from being in an accident or fight My, you have been in the wars. How did you get that bruise? Thesaurus: injured, wounded or hurtsynonym Main entry: war …   Useful english dictionary

  • be in the wars — British informal to have injuries from being in an accident or fight My, you have been in the wars. How did you get that bruise? …   English dictionary

  • Book of the Wars of the Lord — The Book of the Wars of the Lord is one of several non canonical books referenced in the Bible which has now been completely lost. [ [http://www.aishdas.org/toratemet/en torah.html Student, Gil. On the Authorship of the Torah. ( Aishdas.org )]… …   Wikipedia

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