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tiny heart syndrome

tiny heart syndrome
 n.— «The complaints among American officers about “tiny heart syndrome”—a caustic reference to some Iraqi units’ unwillingness to expose themselves to combat—have diminished.» —“There Are Signs the Tide May Be Turning on Iraq’s Street of Fear” by John F. Burns in Baghdad, Iraq New York Times Mar. 21, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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