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Difference between Chocolate soldier and Toy soldier

chocolate soldier —(derog.)

1. a soldier unwilling to fight:

  • They are chocolate soldiers who merely go to see battles and coolly urge others to fight them.

2. a militiaman or conscripted soldier:

  • Conscripts, known as “chocos” (chocolate soldiers) were not required to serve outside prescribed areas.

toy soldier —(also: tin soldier)

1. a miniature figure of a soldier made of metal, etc.:

  • There are thousands of different hobbies: toy soldiers, model airplanes, cigarette cards.

2. (derog.) a soldier in a peacetime army; a ceremonial soldier only:

  • Poor Hugo has gone clucking back for to be a toy soldier at Aldershot.