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.
1707, Church of England, The Book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, ...:
- Priest: Give peace in our time, O Lord; / Answer: Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.
- Used to evoke the situation where an aggressor is being appeased for the sake of delaying a (possibly inevitable) war
- Used to evoke the idea of false political promises and false expectations.