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never fight a land war in Asia

Don't start a conflict that is too large or onerous for you to properly resolve or achieve victory. Attributed to several different military leaders since World War II, the phrase alludes to the massive size of Central Asia and the resulting difficulty of engaging in land-based military maneuvers there. A: "I'm going to take their company to court for copyright infringement." B: "Be careful, they're one of the biggest corporations in the world. Like my granddaddy used to say, never fight a land war in Asia.
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never start a land war in Asia

Don't start a conflict that is too large or onerous for you to properly resolve or achieve victory. Attributed to several different military leaders since World War II, the phrase alludes to the massive size of Central Asia and the resulting difficulty of engaging in land-based military maneuvers there. A: "I'm going to take their company to court for copyright infringement." Be careful, they're one of the biggest corporations in the world. Like my granddaddy used to say, never start a land war in Asia.
See also: Asia, land, never, start, war

the sick man of (something or somewhere)

Something or some place that is particularly unsound, untenable, or doomed to fail, especially among or in comparison to its peers. Due in large part to several tumultuous years of indecision in its parliament, Greece has been the sick man of Europe since the global recession began. The banking giant, which once propped up the entire country, has now become the sick man of the economy in recent years.
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