A forlorn hope

Definition of A forlorn hope

(Mil.) a body of men (called in F. enfants perdus, in G. verlornen posten) selected, usually from volunteers, to attempt a breach, scale the wall of a fortress, or perform other extraordinarily perilous service; also, a desperate case or enterprise.

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A cappella
A cast of the eye
A cheval
A chip off the old block
A clean bill of health
A clean breach
A clear breach
A clerical error
A closed sea
A cut in rates
A dark horse
A dead dog
A deep line of operations
A dog in the manger
A drawing of tea
A far cry
A feather in the cap
A few
A fighting chance
A flea in the ear
-A forlorn hope-
A fortiori
A friend at court
A good landfall
A good leg
A grain of allowance
A great gross
A greegree man
A hard case
A kind of
A labor of love
A man of mark
A marked man
A mensa et thoro
A month mind
A murrain on you
A note shaver
A pair of bellows
A per se
A piece of bric-a-brac
A piece of money
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