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  • Art of war
  • Articles of war
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Attack is the best form of defence
  • Attack of the Clones ( George Lucas movie in the Star Wars series )
  • Battle of the sexes
  • Battle of wits
  • Battle ready
  • Battle royal ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Battle stations
  • Beat a hasty retreat ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Beat the retreat
  • Beat your brains out
  • Beauty contest ( a political contest in which the result is infuenced by personality and image more than by policy )
  • Beauty parade ( a political contest in which the result is infuenced by personality and image more than by policy )
  • Between the wars ( The period between WWI and WWII )
  • Black and white unite and fight ( Political slogan )
  • Breast is best ( slogan of breastfeeding campaign )
  • Call to action
  • Cannon fodder
  • Carry into action
  • Charge of the Light Brigade ( British cavalry charge against Russian army in the Crimean War and title of a poem by Tennyson )
  • Clash of civilizations
  • Clash of culture
  • Clash of the titans
  • Class warfare
  • Clunk click every trip ( Road Safety Campaign advertising slogan )
  • Combat fatigue
  • Combat ready
  • Come out fighting
  • Come out swinging
  • Conflict of interest
  • Conflict resolution
  • Crushing defeat
  • Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Denial of service attack
  • Divide and conquer
  • Dog eat dog
  • Don't mention the war ( A catchphrase from Faulty Towers )
  • Don't you know there's a war on? ( WWII slogan )
  • Eye up the competition
  • Fight Club ( Brad Pitt movie )
  • Fight For The Right To Party ( Beastie Boys song )
  • Fight back
  • Fight back the tears
  • Fight fire with fire
  • Fight like a man
  • Fight like cat and dog
  • Fight off
  • Fight or flight
  • Fight shy
  • Fight the good fight
  • Fight the power
  • Fight tooth and nail
  • Fog of war
  • For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
  • Front line
  • Gang warfare
  • Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room ( Dr.Strangelove )
  • Germ warfare
  • Get ready to rumble ( prepare to fight or do battle )
  • Go to war
  • Guerrilla warfare
  • Had a good war ( to have been successful during a military campaign )
  • Half the battle
  • Hand-to-gland combat ( slang term for masturbation )
  • He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day
  • Heart attack on a plate
  • Heart attack waiting to happen
  • How goes the battle?
  • I want YOU for the US Army ( World War I and World War II advertising slogan )
  • If you vote for Goldwater, you'll get a war in Vietnam ( Political slogan )
  • In the heat of battle
  • Industrial action
  • Keep the field ( - continue a military campaign )
  • La Belle Epoque ( the golden age or beautiful era preceding the First World War )
  • Let battle commence
  • Life and death struggle
  • Lights, camera, action
  • Line of attack
  • Live action
  • Live to fight another day
  • Lock horns with
  • London Calling ( The Clash song )
  • Loose lips sink ships ( World War II advertising slogan )
  • Love is a battlefield
  • Make love not war
  • Make war
  • Masters Of War ( Bob Dylan song )
  • Meet your Waterloo
  • Missing in action
  • No contest
  • Open warfare ( engaged in active fighting )
  • Out of action
  • Pick a fight
  • Piece of the action ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Pillow fight
  • Pissing contest
  • Pit your wits against
  • Pontiac: Designed for Action ( Pontiac advertising slogan )
  • Ready and waiting ( alert and prepared for action )
  • Recent unpleasantness
  • Richard of York gave battle in vain
  • Running battle
  • Serious as a heart attack
  • She Stoops to Conquer ( play by Oliver Goldsmith )
  • Shooting war
  • Slice of the action
  • Slug it out
  • Snack attack
  • Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  • Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat
  • Spoiling for a fight
  • Spoils of war
  • Spring into action
  • Stand up fight
  • Stand-by for action
  • Stop, Look and Listen; remember the Green Cross Code ( UK Road Safety Campaign advertising slogan )
  • Take it to the mattresses
  • Take the field ( begin a sporting event or a military campaign )
  • The Alamo ( tourist attraction in the USA )
  • The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton
  • The Cold War
  • The Last Action Hero ( Arnold Schwarzenegger movie )
  • The War Of The Roses ( Michael Douglas movie )
  • The battle of the bulge
  • The fog of war ( confusion caused by the chaos of battle )
  • The fortunes of war
  • The gloves are off
  • The mother of all battles
  • The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong ( quotation from the Bible - Ecclesiastes
  • The war to end wars
  • Throw a beanball ( A baseball expression meaning to attack an opponent by aiming at their head )
  • Tittle tattle lost the battle ( WWII slogan )
  • Trench warfare ( combat where troops face each other in trenches )
  • Wage war
  • Walking wounded
  • War and Peace ( Leo Tolstoy book )
  • War baby ( someone born during the war - especially the illegitimate child of a soldier )
  • War cemetery
  • War chalking
  • War criminal ( someone who has flouted the Geneva Convention )
  • War debt
  • War driving
  • War eagle ( the golden eagle - used by Native Americans to make headdresses )
  • War footing ( preparedness to fight a military campaign )
  • War game ( a simulation of war intended as preparation )
  • War hero ( someone who acted heroically during a war )
  • War is hell
  • War movie ( a film with war as the subject matter )
  • War of nerves
  • War of words
  • War paint
  • War room ( the place where war plans are directed )
  • War torn ( severely damaged by war )
  • War weary ( tired of conflict )
  • War widow ( a woman whose husband died in a war )
  • War zone ( the area that a war has taken place )
  • We will fight on the beaches
  • What did you do in the war Daddy?
  • When war is declared, truth is the first casualty
  • You are in a Beauty Contest Every Day of your Life ( Camay Soap advertising slogan )
  • You can't fight city hall
  • You know it makes sense ( Road Safety Campaign advertising slogan )

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