standdown

stand-down

[stand-doun]
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.
Also, standdown.


Origin:
1920–25; noun use of verb phrase stand down

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stand-down

noun
1. a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness [syn: standdown
2. (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action [syn: standdown
standdown

noun
1. a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness 
2. (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action 
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