One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Military drill performed repeatedly on a barrack square.
training, instruction, coaching, teaching, groundingView synonyms
- ‘Peacetime National Service lasted from 1945 until 1963; for every man who was called up into the Royal Navy, 12 served in the Royal Air Force while 33 ended up square-bashing in the army.’
- ‘I've done my years of square-bashing and rifle-toting.’
- ‘But it is not all about square-bashing - in that sense the programme has changed remarkably in the past ten to twelve years.’
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