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no names, no pack drill
If no names or specific details are mentioned, then no punishment or blame can be administered. There is a group of employees—no names, no pack drills—who figured out a way to manipulate the company's overtime policy. No names, no pack drill, but certain other candidates have been using taxpayers' money to fund personal trips and expenses.
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no names, no pack drillpunishment or blame cannot be meted out if names and details are not mentioned.
Pack drill is a form of military punishment in which an offender has to perform parade-ground exercises while carrying a heavy pack. This early 20th-century expression is often used as an aside to recommend reticence about a particular subject.
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