It was World War II, and the captain was attempting to rally the GIs on the eve of a big offensive.
"Out there," said the captain, "is your enemy. The man who has made your life miserable, who is working to destroy you; the man who has been trying to kill you day after day throughout this war."
Private Johnson jumped to his feet. "My God! The cook’s working for the Germans!"
n. - (often in pl.) Encroachment; using up of resources etc.
- hostile attack.
n. Rapid influx.
adj. - mad.
- colloq. Extremely foolish. insanely adv. Insanity n. (pl. -ies).
n. Small invertebrate of a class characteristically having a head, thorax, abdomen, two antennae, three pairs of thoracic legs, and usu. One or two pairs of thoracic wings. [latin: related to *section]
—v. Place or put (a thing) into another. —n. Something (esp. Pages) inserted. [latin sero sert- join]
information n. Information not normally accessible to outsiders.
- job n. Colloq. Crime committed by a person living or working on the premises burgled etc.
- —n. - a inner side. B inner part; interior.
- side away from the road.
- (usu. In pl.) Colloq. Stomach and bowels. —adj. - situated on or in the inside.
- football & hockey nearer to the centre of the field. —adv. - on, in, or to the inside.
- slang in prison. —prep. - on the inner side of; within.
- in less than (inside an hour). inside out 1 with the inner surface turned outwards.
- thoroughly (knew his subject inside out).
v. (usu. Foll. By on or that; also absol.) Maintain or demand assertively (insisted on my going; insisted that he was innocent). [latin sisto stand]
n. Fixed or removable inner sole of a boot or shoe.
n. - inner arch of the foot between the toes and the ankle.
- part of a shoe etc. Over or under this. [ultimately from *in-2, *step]
v. (us instill) (-ll-) (often foll. By into) 1 introduce (a feeling, idea, etc.) Into a person's mind etc. Gradually.
- put (a liquid) into something in drops. instillation n. Instilment n. [latin stillo drop]