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crash program

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.
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1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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