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dead marine

An empty bottle from an alcoholic beverage. The yard was littered with dead marines the morning after that wild party.
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raw recruit

A man or woman who is inexperienced and newly recruited to some organization. The number of raw recruits for the police force has plummeted for the third year in a row. We're touring around various high schools across the state looking for raw recruits to join the military after they graduate. My job is to turn raw recruits into fully fledged soldiers.
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recruit for (something)

1. To seek out new members for some group, company, or organization to which one belongs. There are a bunch of people in the student union building recruiting for various clubs and teams. I wish they wouldn't recruit for the army inside of our high school like that.
2. To hire, enlist, or enroll new members for some group, company, or organization to which one belongs. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recruit" and "for." I heard they recruited Tim for the Navy! I went to a few different universities looking to recruit a few talented engineers for our new firm.
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recruit from (something or some place)

1. To seek out new members for one's group, company, or organization from some location or source. We've had to recruit from abroad because there simply aren't enough people in this country with the skillsets we need. The military recruits from all over the country, but has the most success in Southern and Midwestern states.
2. To hire, enlist, or enroll new members for one's group, company, or organization from some location or source. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recruit" and "from." We try our best to recruit from the local area first, before expanding our search to other parts of the state. We recruit our engineers from the very best post-graduate courses around the country.
3. To hire, enlist, or enroll new members for one's group, company, or organization from some other group, company, or organization. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recruit" and "from." I heard they recruited the new CFO from one of our biggest competitors. A lot of companies have non-compete clauses in their employment contracts so that they don't have staff recruited from them by competing businesses.
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recruit (one) into (something

To hire, enlist, or enroll one into some group, company, or organization. I wish they wouldn't try to recruit high school kids into the military right in the middle of the cafeteria like that. Sarah has been trying to recruit me into her spirituality club, but I have my suspicions that it's some kind of cult.
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raw recruit

a new, inexperienced, or fresh recruit, such as someone just entering the army, navy, police, etc. These boys are nothing but raw recruits. They've never seen a gun up close!
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recruit someone for something

to seek and engage someone for something. Harry had to recruit a few people for the new jobs that opened up. We recruited three more people for the project.
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recruit someone from something

to convince someone to leave something and join one's own group. Phyllis recruited a new work team from the company she used to work for. We recruited a number of people from private industry.
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recruit someone into something

to seek out and induct someone into something. The recruitment office tried to recruit ten people a week into the army. The army recruited almost no one during the month of December.
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dead marine

verb
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marine (recruit)

and marine officer
n. an empty beer or liquor bottle. (see also dead soldier, dead marine. These expressions are probably meant as derogatory to either marines or officer.) Every now and then the gentle muttering of the customers was accented by the breaking of a marine as it hit the floor. There’s a marine officer laying in the fireplace.
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The monthly allowance paid to those recruited under the sanitation module has been increased from GhS100.00 to GhS180.00.
Some 44% of large EU enterprises recruited or tried to recruit personnel for jobs requiring specialist ICT skills, that is more than 5 times the proportion reported by small and medium sized enterprises (8 %).
It has been difficult for women to break into male dominated industries in general, but this recruit course shows the tide is turning, she said.
Binary is allowed or legitimate if the compensation plan is balancing sales revenues, and not when it is balancing number of recruits. For instance, if the right leg and left leg were able to balance P100,000 sales volume in each leg even if the right leg has only four people while the left leg has 40 people, it is a good binary compensation plan.
However, the joint efforts of the MCRD and medical professionals could not save the recruit's life as he was declared dead on Sunday morning at 11:43 a.m.
It is ensured during the selection of recruits in army that individuals are free of medical diseases, physical defects and psychiatric illnesses so that they are capable of completing basic military training.
Mortgage companies should provide the following to ensure managers are prepared to win: personal and professional profile pages for recruits; scripts for the approach of a qualified and non-qualified recruit; interview questions for a recruit; presentation for a recruit; follow-up strategies to wow the recruit; and, most importantly, the process in tracking all activity and success.
The department has already placed two of the 25 recruits on the streets.
In August 2009, the Corporate Recruiting Partnership had its first inaugural preview meeting to discuss and decide where and how NAVFAC was going to recruit and hire as one corporation.
Recruits are given 220 rounds for practice and testing on rifle presentation, moving targets, head shots, failure to fire drills and failure to stop the enemy drills on targets 15- to 100-yards away.
Depending on your team, you may need to mass recruit just to get your numbers up; whereas a well-seasoned staff and program would have the capability to focus on specific needs, i.e.
Marketing and recruiting departments constantly face this same dilemma: To recruit attorneys in a market, you need a strong reputation.
Members who recruit more than 20 new members by campaign end will be entered into a random drawing for a $1,000 American Express gift check, those who recruit 10-19 new members by campaign end will be entered into a random drawing for a $750 American Express gift check, and anyone who recruits 1-9 new members by campaign end will be entered into a random drawing for a $500 American Express gift check.
"When you walk in, it looks, smells and feels like a real ship," said Chief Tim McKinley, recruit division commander.
Within that context, we have developed a Financial Aid Index, allowing coaches to increase athletic aid based on the academic success of the student athletes being recruited. This partnership encourages coaches to recruit strong student athletes who excel both academically and athletically.