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Paratrooping

other word formation type Metaphor, verb
When someone goes out of town without booking a hotel, then goes straight to a bar expecting to find someone to sleep with that night.
 
Paratrooping was originally a method of warfare in which troops parachuted into enemy territory to fight. Through metaphor, someone going out of town is similar to that of someone parachuting part enemy lines and then trying to find someone to have sex with is a metaphor for fighting.
Etymology : Paratrooping came from paratrooper which came from the blending of parachute and troop. Parachute came from the French parachute. - "defense against" - - "band of people, campany" - - noun ending.
Source : "One reason to have sex is paratrooping." - The show How I Met Your Mother - November 24, 2008
Last modified: 2 December 2008


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