hors de combat

hors de combat

[awr duh kawn-ba]
French.
out of the fight; disabled; no longer able to fight.
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hors de combat (ɔr də kɔ̃ba)
 
adj, —adv
disabled or injured
 
[literally: out of (the) fight]

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hors de combat
1757, from Fr., lit. "out of combat."
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