Blood on the bullet

Blood on the bullet: A phrase used to impress on soldiers undergoing musketry training that the rifle is meant to hit and kill and not as "Something somehow to be let off."[1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.27.

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