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  • Beat it!
  • Beat someone black and blue
  • Beat swords into ploughshares ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Beat the air
  • Beat the band
  • Beat the bushes
  • Beat the clock
  • Beat the living crap out of
  • Beat the living daylights out of ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Beat the living snot out of
  • Beat the pants off
  • Beat the rap
  • Beat the retreat
  • Beat the rush
  • Beat the snot out of
  • Beat the stuffing out of
  • Beat to a pulp
  • Beat up
  • Beat you to it
  • Beat your brains out
  • Beat your meat
  • Behind the beat
  • Brow beat
  • Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door
  • Charge of the Light Brigade ( British cavalry charge against Russian army in the Crimean War and title of a poem by Tennyson )
  • Crushing defeat
  • Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Divide and conquer
  • Don't mention the war ( A catchphrase from Faulty Towers )
  • Don't you know there's a war on? ( WWII slogan )
  • Edge out
  • Fog of war
  • Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room ( Dr.Strangelove )
  • Get ready to rumble ( prepare to fight or do battle )
  • Go to war
  • Graceful loser
  • Had a good war ( to have been successful during a military campaign )
  • Half the battle
  • Have you for breakfast
  • How goes the battle?
  • I want YOU for the US Army ( World War I and World War II advertising slogan )
  • If you can't beat em, join em
  • If you vote for Goldwater, you'll get a war in Vietnam ( Political slogan )
  • In the heat of battle
  • La Belle Epoque ( the golden age or beautiful era preceding the First World War )
  • Let battle commence
  • Lick and a promise
  • Lick into shape
  • Lick someone's boots
  • Lick your lips
  • Lick your wounds
  • Loose lips sink ships ( World War II advertising slogan )
  • Make love not war
  • Make war
  • Masters Of War ( Bob Dylan song )
  • Moral victory
  • Mother's ruin
  • My heart missed a beat
  • Off beat
  • On the beat
  • Richard of York gave battle in vain
  • Road to ruin
  • Row up Salt River
  • Running battle
  • Say uncle
  • Self defeating
  • She Stoops to Conquer ( play by Oliver Goldsmith )
  • Shooting war
  • Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  • Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat
  • Spoils of war
  • The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton
  • The Cold War
  • The Hick from French Lick ( Nickname of Larry Bird )
  • The Mersey beat
  • The War Of The Roses ( Michael Douglas movie )
  • The battle of the bulge
  • The beat goes on
  • The bobby on the beat
  • The fog of war ( confusion caused by the chaos of battle )
  • The fortunes of war
  • The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong ( quotation from the Bible - Ecclesiastes
  • The war to end wars
  • The workers united shall never be defeated
  • Tittle tattle lost the battle ( WWII slogan )
  • To beat the band
  • Wage war
  • Walking to the beat of a different drummer
  • 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 )
  • What did you do in the war Daddy?
  • When war is declared, truth is the first casualty

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