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#1 2018-01-02 23:54:12

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1594

A scourged earth policy

Scorched-earth tactics are applied by a retreating army to deny resources of any kind to the advancing enemy, by destroying crops and infrastructure. The vivid image has come to be used indiscriminately for any widely destructive tactics, even by the victor. The enemy will be made to taste the lash.

The devastation the British concentration camps and scourged-earth policy brought into the lives of the Afrikaners was indescribable.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=%22scour … jwPzm43wDA

The tactics of “scourged earth” were applied by the USSR government on its own civilians.
https://disqus.com/by/renevers/

If the government is doing some insane “Scourged Earth” policy, keeping tabs on as many people as possible, then the terrorists have won.
https://jarvisslacks.wordpress.com/2013 … rists-won/

we became a target of the Liberian government propagandist internet stooges, with their scourged-earth tactics of attacking the individuals
http://www.theperspective.org/closingin.html

The following variant follows the original sense of scorched earth.

She essentially attacked even the beautiful parts of our relationship—nothing was sacred. Absolute scarred earth policy.
https://bpdfamily.com/message_board/ind … c=240683.0

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#2 2018-01-03 07:25:34

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1338

Re: A scourged earth policy

Dandy eggcorn, David. It’s surprising that this one hasn’t been documented herein except for a possible variation mentioned briefly in comment #8 in this thread.

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#3 2018-01-03 09:36:57

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1594

Re: A scourged earth policy

Wait, that was only three months ago. Egad. Scourged, scarred and beaten to the punchbowl by Peter on both counts – and that thread was surely the inspiration for the above as well. My decline into doltage goes vertical.

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