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English definition of “beat/turn swords into ploughshares”

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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
Translations of “beat/turn swords into ploughshares”
in Chinese (Traditional) 化劍為犁,偃武修文…
in Chinese (Simplified) 化剑为犁,偃武修文…
(Definition of beat/turn swords into ploughshares from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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