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  1. under arms(adverb)

    armed and prepared for fighting


  1. Under arms

    Under Arms describes a state of military readiness. Typically, troops are considered "Under Arms" when they are in uniform, on duty, and carrying a weapon, as opposed to being in uniform, on duty, but not carrying a weapon.


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