Sunday, 22 June 2008

No names, no pack-drill

Meaning - Say nothing and avoid repercussions.

Origin - Pack-drill was a punishment given to soldiers in the British Army, requiring them to undertake drill (exercise) in full uniform and carrying a heavy pack.

'No names, no pack-drill' is used to indicate that the names of those who have committed a misdemeanor will not be mentioned in order to spare them punishment.


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