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body bag speedball

body bag speedball
 n.— «As Hobbs and an initial element stormed the farmhouse Monday morning, a second group lugged an enormous human remains pouch filled with water, ammunition and other supplies. Soldiers call this particular form of air assault luggage a “body bag speedball.” A handful of soldiers wrestled with the bag, dragging it through the field. “It’s bad enough we have to carry all this crap,” lamented one soldier. “But we also have to carry it in a body bag. That’s bad luck if you ask me.”» —“Elusive insurgent evades surprise air raid” by Monte Morin in Fedewah, Iraq Stars and Stripes Mar. 15, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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