Meaning of “beat/turn swords into ploughshares” in the English Dictionary

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beat/turn swords into ploughshares

literary

to change to a peaceful way of life and spend money on peaceful things rather than weapons

(Definition of “beat/turn swords into ploughshares” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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