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stand-down

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[stand-doun] /ˈstændˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
Military. a temporary cessation of offensive actions; cease-fire; truce:
a stand-down for the Christmas holidays.
2.
a work stoppage or layoff.
Origin of stand-down
1920-1925
1920-25; noun use of verb phrase stand down
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