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Star Wars defense

noun phrase

A system of defense against guided missiles that depends on orbiting laser-beam weapons: to spend between $22 billion to $29 billion over the next four years to build a ''Star Wars'' defense

[1983+; fr the name of a very popular science-fiction movie of 1977]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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