- Dunkirk spir|it, thea determination to succeed despite being in a difficult or impossible situation, which many people think is a typical British quality. The expression comes from the attitude shown by British people who went to Dunkirk in France in small boats to help to bring back British soldiers in World War II.
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dunkirk spirit — (UK) Dunkirk spirit is when people pull together to get through a very difficult time … The small dictionary of idiomes
dunkirk spirit — (UK) Dunkirk spirit is when people pull together to get through a very difficult time. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
Dunkirk spirit — (UK) Dunkirk spirit is when people pull together to get through a very difficult time … Dictionary of English idioms
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(the) Dunkirk spirit — the Dunkirk spirit UK [ˌdʌnkɜː(r)k ˈspɪrɪt] US [ˈdʌnkɜrk ˌspɪrɪt] noun Etymology From the brave attitude of people who went in small boats from England to Dunkirk, on the French coast, to rescue soldiers from the German army during the Second… … Useful english dictionary
the Dunkirk spirit — UK [ˌdʌnkɜː(r)k ˈspɪrɪt] / US [ˈdʌnkɜrk ˌspɪrɪt] noun an attitude of being very strong in a difficult situation and refusing to accept defeat • Etymology: From the brave attitude of people who went in small boats from England to Dunkirk, on the… … English dictionary
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