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walking wounded

noun
1.
casualties, as of a military conflict, who are wounded but ambulatory.
2.
Informal. persons who have been damaged or defeated psychologically or emotionally by their experiences in life.
Origin of walking wounded
1915-1920
1915-20
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walking papers

noun phrase

A dismissal or discharge; esp, a rejection; pink slip: Two baseball veterans got their walking papers today (1820s+)

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give someone his walking papers

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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