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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 of crash program
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • A crash program has been underway to bring electric power to every village, even in the remotest areas.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • My associates and I have formed a corporation to manage this crash program.

    Medal of Honor Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He couldn't have the world destroyed, despite his money and the decided possibility of instituting a crash program to do it.

    Disaster Revisited Darius John Granger
  • Ten months from the day the crash program had been started, the job was completed.

    Disaster Revisited Darius John Granger
  • At the same time a crash program to develop a counter to it is already showing promising results.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • A crash program for the development of the projector is already under way.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Even a crash program to find a cure wouldn't help Jason Wall.

    Disaster Revisited Darius John Granger
  • In theory, such a crash program, with Jason Wall's money and industrial know-how behind it, was a possibility.

    Disaster Revisited Darius John Granger
  • But a crash program for time travel, now that was something else.

    Disaster Revisited Darius John Granger
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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