Apree la Gare
Apree la Gare (French Aprés la guerre – After the War). A colloquial Army phrase meaning Never. An expression of weariness at the apparently interminable continuance of the War. A hopeless soldier would often be heard to say, for instance: “When shall I see my happy home again?” or “When shall I get my back pay? – Apree la Gare.” Never!
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.8.
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