demob suit


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demob suit

n
(Military) informal Brit a suit of civilian clothes issued to a demobilized soldier, esp at the end of World War II
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I remember dad remarking upon a demob suit hanging in the local pawnshop's window, and our mother hastily ushering him away from the scene
Then to our immense relief, as he was leaving, Peter said, "Oh by the way, I thought for Clegg I'd wear something like this - my old demob suit.
Alistair and Mary in 1947 Former PoW Alistair Urquhart in his demob suit in 1957 Old soldier Alistair with medals today
When I arrived at New Street Station 40 years ago after serving nearly five years overseas, struggling in my demob suit, a volunteer taxi came out of the shadows and took me on my journey home, refusing payment and wishing me all the best.
Some think it referred to Field Marshal Montgomery,but most likely it refers to a demob suit from tailors Montague BurtonHer indoors, 1979 Minder's Arthur Daley made the term famousand so far the earliest use of it comes from the second draft of a Minder script.
Meanwhile, I am about to go double-breasted, even if the result I have ordered will probably look like my dad's demob suit.
Denise Van Outen, the Cirque du Soleil, and Jethro, though you'd find newer material in Jim Branning's demob suit.
After the birth of her baby, Maureen nagged Rick into selling his demob suit for a fiver.
Wearing my brown and white demob suit I tried in vain to interest a toff called Colonel Livingstone Learmonth, head of Letheby & Christopher caterers, to purchase.
But what I think is even more remarkable is the fact that he came home on a Friday and, after five years away from his family, was back at his work in his demob suit and bowler hat on the following Monday.
I was working until the day I went in and got a job the day I came out, although my wages went up to pounds 6 a week then and I had a demob suit.