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war stories


Definition A popular term for tales told by older professionals (or “war horses”) to wide-eyed novices in a particular field.

Pretty much anything relayed by grizzled surgeons, volunteers assisting in natural, humanitarian or other disasters, or missionaries in far-flung outposts qualify as war stories; hyperbole and other forms of embellishment are optional. The term obviously derives from accounts of real wars. 

Reference http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/ news/publications/hopkins_ medicine_magazine/archives/ fall_2011/then_and_now

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