boot - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    boots on the ground a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict, as opposed to attacking from the air or surveying the situation remotely

    To do the job properly, our politicians are going to have to get over their hang ups about boots on the ground and face up to the reality of the threat we are facing.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/08/2014