To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war

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To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war

Post by clearwater » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:29 am

Hi,

Would anyone explain what the meaning of the following quote by Churchill?

To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war

I learnt "jaw-jaw" refers to "chat". Does it mean "it would be better to negotiate than go to war"?

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Re: To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war

Post by Joe » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:04 am

clearwater wrote:Does it mean "it would be better to negotiate than go to war"?
Yes, that's exactly what it means.
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Re: To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war

Post by clearwater » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:22 am

Thank you for your help.

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