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bullet-stopper

slang A US Marine. Please, I'm no bullet-stopper—I was in the Air Force.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bullet-stopper

n. a U.S. Marine. (From the Persian Gulf War.) About a dozen bullet-stoppers came into the bar and the army guys tried to start a fight.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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