I recently read the phrase “'bring a war to a successful issue”. This phrase certainly looks dated now. I read it in Will England’s “March 1917” (page 193). It’ used in letter by Evelyn Cameron (an English immigrant to the US and photographer of western life) to a friend in England in 1916.
."…I believe ability and strength will be given to those in authority to bring the war to a successful issue".
Was this phrase a standard phrase in its day. Is it still used? I have not seen this phrase anywhere else.
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