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go into the service

To join the military. Is it true that Tom plans to go into the service after high school? My grandfather went into the service not long after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go into the service

to enter one of the military services. She went into the service when she got out of high school. I chose not to go into the service.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Going into service" was the expression by which the Dodson mind represented to itself the position of teacher or governess; and Maggie's return to that menial condition, now circumstances offered her more eligible prospects, was likely to be a sore point with all her relatives, besides Lucy.
Europe's first biodiesel train was going into service today as part of a bid to make rail travel more environmentally-friendly.
State of the art trains are breaking down or have electrical faults because they cannot be tested properly before going into service, the National Audit Office found.
He puts state-of-the-art Typhoon Eurofighters through their paces, testing the limits of their abilities when they come off the production line prior to going into service with the RAF.
A US manufacturer has recently been supplied with the 2000 Series valves for installation on a vessel going into service in Europe.
The new train is at London Marylebone and will be there until Tuesday before going into service for testing.
Going into service at the same time are ten new 18-tonne rigid reefers on Mercedes Atego 1823 chassis, Leased from Midland Vehicle Contracts, and in Norpak livery, they also have Thermo King units fitted.