Demobilization

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Demobilization

 

the transfer of armed forces and entire sectors of the national economy from wartime to peacetime status. Demobilization provides at the end of a war for the reduction of the armed forces to regular peacetime forces by disbanding troop units, headquarters, installations, and institutions formed during wartime, the discharge of surplus personnel into the reserve, and the return to the national economy of property confiscated during mobilization.

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THE curtain is about to come down on the season and the Hotline's army of callers has gone demob happy.
The tourists were a little demob happy but they still fought yesterday to set a target of 197 when, at lunch, they had lost half their side and the lead was only 46.
ON my final Capital Radio show last week, I got a bit demob happy, and asked my gentlemen listeners to send in charming euphemisms that they use to describe their private parts.
Of course, demob happy Chelsea can be beaten under such circumstances, Blackburn proved it midweek, but what is of concern to us is not the team Mourinho picks but the one available to Glenn Roeder.
We arrived at Alvechurch's Anderton boatyard in the heart of the picturesque Cheshire countryside early on a sunny Friday afternoon, demob happy from work and ready to roll.
Those who anticipate a goal glut across the top flight - the tendency is to assume that defenders get demob happy in the final weekend of action - may be disappointed though.
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It tells us that, with retirement looming, he is in a demob happy state and has either grown incautious, or that he simply does not give a damn any more.
Mind you, the night before Lyn's opening statement was made - when a demob happy Arts editor Mr Phil ' I've 'ad a few, mate' Key and yours truly popped in - she seemed less than enthusiastic about the extra business being generated by her new neighbour.
Blaydon Labour MP John McWilliam is to quit at the next election and had hoped to be demob happy.
The Wales coach could be forgiven for being demob happy as he counts down the days to his return to New Zealand and a job with the All Blacks.
Apparently not, but maybe Mr Melville was demob happy as he scooted off on holiday the next day.