damage limitation


damage limitation
damage control or damage limitation noun
Action carried out to minimize the harmful effects of an incident
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Main Entry:damage

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damage limitation variant UK US
Main entry: damage control

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damage limitation — see damage, 1
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Main Entry:limitation

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ˌdamage limiˈtation [damage limitation] (also ˌdamage conˈtrol especially in NAmE) noun uncountable
the process of trying to limit the amount of damage that is caused by sth

The government was forced into an exercise in damage limitation/a damage limitation exercise.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • damage limitation — damage control UK / US or damage limitation UK / US noun [uncountable] the process of trying to limit the negative effects of something …   English dictionary

  • damage limitation — N UNCOUNT Damage limitation is action that is taken to make the bad results of something as small as possible, when it is impossible to avoid bad results completely. [BRIT] He called a meeting of senior staff, another exercise in damage… …   English dictionary

  • damage-limitation — adj. Damage limitation is used with these nouns: ↑exercise …   Collocations dictionary

  • minimum damage limitation — Statutory provision prohibiting the allowance of damages in an amount lower than the prescribed amount for infringement of a copyright. 17 USC § 101(d) …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • limitation — lim‧i‧ta‧tion [ˌlɪmˈteɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] when only a certain amount, number etc of something is allowed: • The new law imposes limitations on campaign contributions. * * * limitation UK US /ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən/ noun [C or U] ► [C,… …   Financial and business terms

  • damage control — UK / US or damage limitation UK / US noun [uncountable] the process of trying to limit the negative effects of something …   English dictionary

  • damage control — noun an effort to minimize or curtail damage or loss • Hypernyms: ↑control * * * damage control (or Brit damage limitation) : things that are done or said to prevent a bad situation from becoming worse or to limit the bad effect of something The… …   Useful english dictionary

  • damage — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 harm/injury ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, heavy, massive, serious, severe, significant, substantial, untold …   Collocations dictionary

  • damage — 1 noun (U) 1 PHYSICAL HARM physical harm caused to something or someone (+ to): damage to property | serious/severe/extensive damage (=very bad damage): The earthquake caused extensive structural damage. | minor/superficial damage (=damage that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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