action stations


action stations
'action .stations
n [plural] BrE
the positions that people such as soldiers or the police take when they are getting ready to fight or deal with a difficult situation - often used to tell people to go to these positions
Crew, return to action stations!

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Action Stations — is a state of readiness aboard warships in contemporary (and many fictional) navies, including the Royal Navy and many others.Action Stations is the highest level of alert readiness, and once action stations is called, the crew make the ship… …   Wikipedia

  • action stations — plural noun Posts to be manned during or preparatory to battle (often figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑action * * * ˈaction stations f15 [action stations] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • action stations — ► PLURAL NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ the positions taken up by military personnel in preparation for action …   English terms dictionary

  • Action Stations! — Infobox Television show name = Action Stations! genre = runtime = 135 minutes narrated = Jamie Rickers, Anna Williamson country = UK network = GMTV2 (ITV4), CITV Channel first aired = last aired =| Action Stations! is the flagship children s… …   Wikipedia

  • action stations — /ˈækʃən ˌsteɪʃənz/ (say akshuhn .stayshuhnz) plural noun 1. a. stations to be taken up in readiness for or during battle. b. positions taken up preparatory to action. 2. a. Military the command to take up action stations. b. Colloquial a warning… …   Australian English dictionary

  • action stations — noun a) The positions or activity assumed by the crew of a warship immediately in advance of combat or other hostile action; also, the signal given to indicate such imminent action. b) Any general state of intense anticipatory activity …   Wiktionary

  • action stations — (British) positions held by military staff in preparation for action …   English contemporary dictionary

  • action stations — plural noun chiefly Brit. the positions taken up by military personnel in preparation for action …   English new terms dictionary

  • action stations — interjection used to order soldiers etc to go to their positions ready for battle …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • action stations — UK / US interjection British a) used for telling soldiers to go to their positions so that they are ready to fight b) used for telling people to hurry up and get ready to do something …   English dictionary


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