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 Soldats (Des).Soldier’s Heart. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Soldier
 
originally meant a hireling or mercenary; one paid a solidus for military service; but hireling and soldier convey now very different ideas. (See above.)   1
   To come the old soldier over one. To dictate peremptorily and profess superiority of knowledge and experience.   2
 


 Soldats (Des).Soldier’s Heart. 

 
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