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    #1

    meaning of arms

    To lay down one's arms.

    I found, lay down -- give up

    Then, To give up one's arms.


    What is the meaning of arms here?
    Could anyone explain it.


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    #2

    Re: meaning of arms

    Hi,
    I think it means to stop fighting; arms means weapons.
    You are holding a kalashnikov. Now you are putting it on the ground, laying it down - you've decided to stop fighting.

    Regards


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    Re: meaning of arms

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    I think it means to stop fighting; arms means weapons.
    You are holding a kalashnikov. Now you are putting it on the ground, laying it down - you've decided to stop fighting.

    Regards
    Thank you Humble.


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    #4

    Re: meaning of arms

    You are welcome, Gary.
    BTW I think it can also be figurative.

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