a battle without gunsmoke

John Kent

Senior Member
Korea - English
Hi everyone,

When I surf the internet, I find a phrase, that is, "A battle without gunsmoke." I more or less know its meaning. So I wrote a sentence, "It is a battle without gunsmoke to reform people who have a strong will. It will take a long time." Do you think it makes sense? Thanks!
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    No, this is not an idiomatic phrase and it makes little or no sense in your made-up sentence. I suspect it’s a translation of a phrase from another language – Chinese, perhaps.
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