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    Let's roll

    Hi,

    When do americans use the expression "Let's roll"?

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    Re: Let's roll

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,

    When do Americans use the expression "Let's roll"?

    Many thanks.
    "let's roll" has been used extensively as a term to move and start an activity, attack, mission or project. The phrase has been widely appropriated as battle cry. After the attack of September 11, 2001 the phrase , mainly in the United states symbolize heroism and self sacrifice. The phrase may have origin as early as 1908.
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    Re: Let's roll

    I agree with Gillnetter. Most of the time "Let's roll!" means, "Get in the car and we'll go."

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    Re: Let's roll

    I think that all of these responses are correct. Ultimately, it means "let's go." Although the normal, daily use might mean "get in the car and go," "let's roll" also has a military meaning. To me, it has a more determined feeling than "let's go." In other words, "let's move no matter what the circumstances." It might also be a shortened "let's rock and roll," which also has a military and more aggressive/confident connotation (like its musical origin).

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