Originally, a Chinese Communist
motto meaning "work together," during WWII it became an American armed-forces
slogan meaning "zealous"; what phrase is it?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
Lt. Col. Evan Carlson developed a strong
admiration for the Chinese communists because they fought well against the
Japanese, so he set up what he called gung-ho
meetings for his own troops - the phrase caught on.
The actual Chinese term is gonghe.
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