the home front


: the people who stay in a country and work while that country's soldiers are fighting in a war in a foreign country
During the war we had to keep up morale on the home front.

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Recent Examples on the Web Tension on the home front could disturb the peace while the moon aggravates Pluto. USA TODAY, 30 June 2024 For two years, the U.S. military had allowed millions of pieces of mail from the home front to pile up in dank warehouses. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 27 June 2024 Lippmann produced anti-German fliers for the Army’s Military Intelligence Branch overseas, while Bernays developed influence campaigns on the home front for the CPI. Annalee Newitz, Scientific American, 24 June 2024 Putin and those immediately around him directly work to mobilize Russians on the home front and manipulate public views of the invasion abroad. Fiona Hill, Foreign Affairs, 15 Feb. 2023 If things feel chaotic on the home front, Mars' journey through Gemini urges you to tend to logistics and confidently address household projects. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 21 June 2024 And on the home front, the burden of sorrow, fear and shortages was lifted off the backs of all Americans. Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 18 Mar. 2024 Mercury and Venus will enter your sign on June 17, but a full moon in Capricorn on June 21 may bring emotional challenges, particularly in your relationships or on the home front. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 5 June 2024 In Maryland, there’s been progress on the home front, but not enough because energy companies and contractors are still pushing natural gas furnaces over electric heat pumps. Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, 30 Apr. 2024

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“The home front.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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