peace in our time

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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.


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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