square-bashing


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square-bashing

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(Military) military slang Brit drill on a barrack square
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Noun1.square-bashing - drill on a barracks square
military drill - training in marching and the use of weapons
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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square-bashing

[ˈskwɛəˌ bæʃɪŋ] n (Brit) (Mil) (fam) → esercitazioni fpl
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However, the chance to work in a travel agency shop took her globe-trotting career in a different direction - without the need for square-bashing and saluting.
They sent me down to Honiton in Devon for six weeks square-bashing, and after that I went to Bordon in Hampshire to do an eight-month course on three different types of Ack-Ack guns.
A bit of good old-fashioned square-bashing would teach these layabouts how to behave in public and respect someone else's property and human rights, so we are able to live in peace and not be plagued either by criminal vandalism or loutish behaviour.
After six weeks of square-bashing, she was sent to do a writers' course.
It would include traditional square-bashing and tough physical fitness regimes.
The 20-year-old prince was square-bashing in full ceremonial uniform for two hours in 90F temperatures.
As the troops are square-bashing it round the parade ground at 6am tomorrow morning, it might be prudent for the commanding officers to make a closer inspection than normal of the new recruits.
We did 5km runs, orienteering, square-bashing, weapons training and calisthenics, " he says.
Corrie enjoy a 2-0 ratings lead after their previous clashes - but recently it's been sizzling EastEnders' plots like the who shot Phil saga and Sonia Jackson's baby that have given Weatherfield a Square-bashing.
A spot of square-bashing at least, you'd imagine - while wondering at the same time whether any of his players have bet on Gross being the first Premiership boss out of the door this season.
Square-bashing and stringent physical training should be part of the routine.