Million dollar wound

Posted by Bruce Kahl on March 27, 2000

In Reply to: Old phrases posted by Steven Raughton on March 27, 2000

: Can anyone tell me what the old saying,"million-dollar wound," means?
It is a military phrase:
A million dollar wound is one that doesn't tear you apart but it takes you out of action for a few months and as a result may save your life. Bottom line. It gives you a brief and welcome respite from the horrors of war.