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Drop and give me zen is a currently popular meme featured on t-shirts and inspirational posters. It is likely a play on the expression drop and give me ten or its more popular variant drop and give me twenty. These are stereotypical orders given by drill sergeants to soldiers, instructing them to drop to the ground and do ten or twenty push-ups. Here is a ...
through the lens of This phrase doesn't exactly mean "with the help of", but it suits the particular purpose you're looking for. It's a metaphoric use of lens, and conveys a more active process, as if the novel were being seen and interpreted from within Girard's theory, rather than his theory simply "shedding light on" or "illuminating" the novel. ...
Sod this for a game of soldiers/bugger this for a game of soldiers: oath uttered when faced with a pointless or exasperating task popular expression dating back into the mid-1900s and possibly before this, of uncertain origin although it has been suggested to me (ack R Brookman) that the 'game of soldiers' referred to a darts game played (a ...
In my experience as a US Marine, it was only used to refer to haircuts. It's a movie. Avatar, no less. And that dude ain't no REAL Marine. After 20 years out of the service, I could be wrong, but in that movie, the writer just didn't freakin know he was using the term wrong, and no one wants to tell Jamers Cameron he's wrong.
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