Meaning of “be in the wars” in the English Dictionary

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"be in the wars" in British English

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be in the wars

UK informal

to have injuries to many different parts of the body:

You've got a cut on your arm as well, you poor thing. You really have been in the wars!

(Definition of “be in the wars” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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