I wonder if "angels of mercy" by itself (not in context) will mean Nurses

I have googled this term but the results I got were referring to the religious angels.

  • In an appropriate context the term is occasionally used with that meaning. There are other figurative meanings as well. – Hot Licks Feb 8 at 2:57
  • @HotLicks It is, or used to be, sufficiently common in British English that the BBC put out a drama series berween 1975 and1983 called Angels about nurses in an NHS hospital. However I can't say that I've heard it recently. – BoldBen Feb 8 at 5:24
  • @BoldBen - Yeah, I'm thinking I've most often heard it with this meaning in Brit TV shows. – Hot Licks Feb 8 at 12:40

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