walking wounded


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walking wounded

1. n. soldiers who are injured but still able to walk. (Standard English.) Many of the walking wounded helped with the more seriously injured cases.
2. n. a person who is injured—mentally or physically—and still able to go about daily life. The outpatient clinic was filled with the walking wounded.
3. n. stupid people in general. Most of network programming seems to be aimed at the walking wounded of our society.
See also: walking, wound
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But our sporting exploits have come at a price: we have plenty of either walking wounded or suspended players for the games ahead.
On the pitch, the hard slog of the 'Battle of Oakwell' will have left a few walking wounded but we have no time to get any more hamstring injuries with the Spurs game tomorrow.
The road was closed in both directions and diversions put in place as the walking wounded were taken to a village hall in Arrochar to recover from their ordeal.
The Temporary Minor Injuries Unit (TMIU) will provide treatment to the walking wounded, patients suffering with minor illness and minor medical conditions and revellers who have had too much to drink.
All these walking wounded, by the way, have now recovered and started other careers.
WALKING wounded Tom Daley battled through to today's 10m platform World Championships final and roared: If my arm falls off, my arm falls off
A league break now until January 7 will give their walking wounded plenty of time to recover and they should be ready to step out with all guns blazing at home to Altrincham Kersal in their next engagement.
Fire crews cut one person free from one car, while paramedics treated the walking wounded.
sleeplessness behind it, Can lead one, walking wounded, back to sleep.
Summary: Bradley Wiggins will be among the walking wounded when the Tour de France continues today following two crash-strewn stages.
Martin Kaymer is walking wounded, Robert Allenby and Oliver Wilson are not the sort of characters who thrive in matchplay, while you would strongly fancy Garcia against anyone from Group A in the semi-finals.
Fener Yellow Canaries are hoping their walking wounded recover before the all-important encounter against Steaua at the 27,557-capacity Steaua Stadium this evening.
They were all walking wounded casualties who were taken to a nearby campsite away from the road to be assessed and treated.
This picture, of staff and walking wounded, is dated January 14, 1917.
Firefighters have called for volunteers to play walking wounded for a mock rescue in a "smoke-filled" cinema in Barry.