hostile expedition


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Noun1.hostile expedition - a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign countryhostile expedition - a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
military campaign, campaign - several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
Crusade - any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
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"
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But there was to be no happy ending in what proved a grim and openly hostile expedition, with All Black rugby still bitter about what had happened in 1971 - and the key part the Welsh players had played in it.
ANTARCTIC explorers Ben Fogle and James Cracknell are embarking on a less hostile expedition when they visit a Midland school to meet the winners of a national competition.