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Definition of phoney war noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

phoney war

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌfəʊni ˈwɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfoʊni ˈwɔːr//
 
[singular] (British English) Conflict
 
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a period of time when two groups are officially at war but not actually fighting See related entries: Conflict

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