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crash program

noun
1.
a plan of action entailing rapid and intensive production, growth, or the like, undertaken to meet a deadline or solve a pressing problem:
a crash program to develop a new fighter plane.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Examples from the web for crash program
  • It is also on a crash program of building subways in major cities and high-speed trains to interconnect them.
  • The barrier to the latter is simply cost, so a sensible move would be to initiate a crash program to find more economical ways.
Slang definitions & phrases for crash program

crash program

noun phrase

An intense and extraordinary effort to a specific end: Getting the refugees housed needed a crash program

[1940s+; fr the urgency of a submarine's crash-dive ordered in extreme danger; crash-dive dates from about 1918]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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