beat swords into plowshares
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British pronunciation/bˈiːt tˈɜːn sˈɔːdz ˌɪntʊ plˈaʊʃeəz/
American pronunciation/bˈiːt tˈɜːn sˈoːɹdz ˌɪntʊ plˈaʊʃɛɹz/
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to begin to aim for peace instead of war

What is the origin of the idiom "beat swords into plowshares" and when to use it?

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The idiom "beat swords into plowshares" originates from the biblical passage in Isaiah, symbolizing the transformation of weapons of war into tools for peaceful and productive purposes. It is commonly used in various contexts and occasions related to peace, disarmament, and the promotion of nonviolent solutions to conflicts.

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