battle scar


Definition of battle scar

  1. :  a scar from a wound suffered in battle … a man removed his Yankees cap to show a battle scar—received, he said, when he was a 14-year-old carrying a Kalashnikov in Lebanon's civil war. — Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2005 —often used figuratively As forerunners of third-wave American folk music, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers now bear many battle scars from their run-ins with pop culture in the 20 years they've been performing. — Karen Iris Tucker, The Advocate, 30 Mar. 2004


adjective As battle-scarred gamblers are fond of saying, the only way to be sure you come out ahead is to buy the casino. — Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 1 Aug. 2005

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a trip made at another's expense

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