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  • 1 the king's shilling

    = the queen's shilling
    «Королевский шиллинг». To take the king's/queen's shilling (взять «королевский шиллинг») значит добровольно вступить в британские вооружённые силы. Здесь имеется в виду прежняя практика, когда каждый новый рекрут получал один шиллинг (1/20 фунта до денежной реформы 1971 г.) после принятия присяги.

    He lied about his age when he took the king's shilling in 1914. — Он скрыл свой возраст, когда поступил на военную службу в 1914 г.

    English-Russian dictionary of expressions > the king's shilling

  • 2 the queen's shilling

    English-Russian dictionary of expressions > the queen's shilling

  • 3 the King’s (ou Queen’s) shilling

    the King’s (ou Queen’s) shilling
    dinheiro de recrutamento.

    English-Portuguese dictionary > the King’s (ou Queen’s) shilling

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  • take the king's shilling — see under ↑shilling • • • Main Entry: ↑king …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the King's shilling — ► take the King s (or Queen s) shilling Brit. enlist as a soldier. [ORIGIN: with reference to the former practice of paying a shilling to a new recruit.] Main Entry: ↑shilling …   English terms dictionary

  • take the King's shilling — archaic enlist in the army. → king s shilling …   English new terms dictionary

  • King's shilling — The King s shilling for many years a soldier s daily pay, before stoppages was the shilling given to recruits of the British army and the Royal Navy of the 18th and 19th centuries. The expression to take the King s shilling meant that a man… …   Wikipedia

  • king's shilling — noun (in phr. take the King s shilling) archaic enlist in the army. [from the practice of giving new recruits a shilling.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • king's shilling — noun : a shilling whose acceptance by a recruit from a recruiting officer constituted until 1879 a binding enlistment in the British army he s taken the king s shilling …   Useful english dictionary

  • King's shilling — /kɪŋz ˈʃɪlɪŋ/ (say kingz shiling) noun 1. the, a shilling given to a new recruit to the British army, acceptance of which constituted, until 1879, a binding enlistment. –phrase 2. take the King s (or Queen s) shilling, British Obsolete to enlist… …   Australian English dictionary

  • king's shilling — (until 1879) a shilling given a recruit in the British army to bind his enlistment contract. Also called, when a queen was sovereign, queen s shilling. * * * …   Universalium

  • King's shilling — noun a shilling accepted by new recruits when tricked into or agreeing to enlist into the British army or navy during the 18th and 19th centuries …   Wiktionary

  • take the King's (or Queen's) shilling — Brit. enlist as a soldier. [with ref. to the former practice of paying a shilling to a new recruit.] → shilling …   English new terms dictionary

  • take the Queen's shilling — ► take the King s (or Queen s) shilling Brit. enlist as a soldier. [ORIGIN: with reference to the former practice of paying a shilling to a new recruit.] Main Entry: ↑shilling …   English terms dictionary