Known in civilian life Civilian life as "CIWS" - Close-In Weapon System, a short-range anti-missile point defense system commonly comprised of a radar system and rotary-barreled Gatling gun. In NATO, the system is the Vulcan Phalanx. A newer version, Goalkeeper, uses the GAU-8 30mm Gatling gun found in the A-10 Thunderbolt for increased range and destructive power. Can have anti-surface modes as well, for use against small craft and the like. Derisive interpretations of the acronym include: 'Christ, It Won't Shoot', and 'Captain, It Won't Shoot,' due to common maintenance difficulties.
We worked on the civvy street all night and the piece of shits still broke!
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Phrase used by memebers of the armed forces, in the UK, to refer to civilian life in general but especially a career or job which does not involve the armed forces or government.
Oposite of "The Mob" which can mean any1 of the armed forces.
There is a huge differance between civvy street and the mob; in the mob if some1 says they will do something it will usually get done within the next day to 3 weeks, in civvy street they just say it and it means fuck all, especially down south.