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beat/turn swords into ploughshares

literary to ​change to a ​peaceful way of ​life and ​spendmoney on ​peaceful things ​rather than ​weapons
(Definition of beat/turn swords into ploughshares from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “beat/turn swords into ploughshares”
in Chinese (Simplified) 化剑为犁,偃武修文…
in Chinese (Traditional) 化劍為犁,偃武修文…
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