in country


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in country

In a foreign country, often for military service. This phrase is commonly used to refer to US troops in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Primarily heard in US. He saw unimaginable things while he was in country and still struggles with PTSD as a result.
See also: country

in country

In Vietnam during the period of US military operations there: "He'd been in country a month longer than the other four" (Nelson DeMille).
See also: country