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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People helped walking wounded away as ambulances with sirens wailing inched their way through the traffic-clogged streets of the city centre.
There is one person who is walking wounded and very lucky not to have been seriously injured.
Simon said: "The trek, while on paper less daunting than some of our previous charity challenges, definitely took its toll with several walking wounded by the end of it.
Also, scores of walking wounded were taxied to the nearest hospitals (Acci and General).
Red Cross volunteers played the role of the walking wounded and critically injured.
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.
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.
Firefighters have called for volunteers to play walking wounded for a mock rescue in a "smoke-filled" cinema in Barry.