soldier of fortune

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soldier of fortune (plural soldiers of fortune)

  1. A non-commissioned soldier willing to serve any state or person who will hire him.
    Synonyms: mercenary; see also Thesaurus:mercenary
    • 1983-1987, The A-Team, spoken by Narrator (John Ashley):
      Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team.
  2. (figurative, by extension) A person willing to work for or ally himself with any person or institution who will take him on.

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