in the wars

in the wars

INFORMAL
If a person, especially a child, is in the wars, they are injured. Look at all the bruises on your leg — you're in the wars! Note: You usually use this expression in a fairly light-hearted way.
See also: war

in the ˈwars

(spoken) slightly injured because you have been in a fight or have hurt yourself in an accident: My nephew is always in the wars. Whenever I see him, he’s covered in plasters.
See also: war