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day soldier

day soldier
 n.— «But they will continue to provide insurgents, I’m sure. What has to happen here is to drive a wedge between the extremist leadership and what I call the “day soldiers,” [insurgents] those who sign up not because they are ideologues but because they need money.» —“US Marines Not Deploying to Afghanistan” by Al Pessin Voice of America Dec. 5, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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