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All Quiet on the Western Front

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishAll Quiet on the Western FrontAll ˌQuiet on the ˌWestern ˈFront  a novel (first published in 1928) by the German writer Erich Maria Remarque, who was a soldier in the First World War. It describes how terrible war is and how hard it is for some soldiers to live a normal life when they return home. In 1930, the book was made into a successful film. People use the expression ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ to mean that a situation or activity that is normally very busy is quiet at the present time.
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