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Million dollar wound

Posted by Steven Raughton on March 27, 2000

In Reply to: Million dollar wound posted by Bruce Kahl 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.
:I understand that it is a military phrase,but why million-dollar? Why not hundred-dollar,or thousand-dollar?

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