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    civilian government standard issue

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    The former general was dressed in civilian government standard issue, namely a boring suit and an equally boring tie and black wingtips on the feet.

    "Civilian government standard issue" - What does that mean?
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    Re: civilian government standard issue

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    Hi

    The former general was dressed in civilian government standard issue, namely a boring suit and an equally boring tie and black wingtips on the feet.

    "Civilian government standard issue" - What does that mean?
    It may be what we in Britain used to call a 'demob suit'. When men called up for war service were demobilised (returned to civilian life) they were issued with a suit. All the suits issued were of the same pattern and materials. There were a lot of men walking round in identical suits at the time.

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    Re: civilian government standard issue

    So in your opinion it says that the general had a civilian suit given to him by government?

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    Re: civilian government standard issue

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    So in your opinion it says that the general had a civilian suit given to him by government?
    That's one possibility. I am not saying it is the correct answer.

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    Re: civilian government standard issue

    I think the general still works for the government. So actually he wasn't demobilised, but I think he was maybe given the same sort of clothes that all people working for government were given.

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