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Carry on

From The Great War 1914-1918

Carry on: Originally a naval word of command, meaning "Continue as before." Used universally in this sense in the war alike in the Army and at home. "Carry on" is, of course, now an everyday phrase. [1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.47.
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