peace in our time

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A paraphrase of or misattribution to Neville Chamberlain, who stated that "peace for our time" would be the result of the Munich Agreement of 1938.

Noun[edit]

peace in our time (uncountable)

  1. Used to evoke the situation where an aggressor is being appeased for the sake of delaying a (possibly inevitable) war
  2. Used to evoke the idea of false political promises and false expectations.

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