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chocolate soldier

a nonfighting soldier; a serviceman not assigned to combat duty.
Origin of chocolate soldier
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "The chocolate soldier" had given way to deep-muttered imprecations from the singer's room.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Who has not been stirred to scorn and mirth at the very thought of a chocolate soldier!

    The Chocolate Soldier C. T. Studd
  • It takes a real man to make a true confession--a chocolate soldier will excuse or cloak his sin.

    The Chocolate Soldier C. T. Studd
  • Mary had been to see "The chocolate soldier" again, and was very bored.

    Captivity M. Leonora Eyles
  • Instead of the tippling trooper of former days we have "the chocolate soldier."

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson
British Dictionary definitions for chocolate soldier

chocolate soldier

(informal) a person who mistakenly believes that he or she is very powerful, important, or impressive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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