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war footing

the condition or status of a military force or other organization when operating under a state of war or as if a state of war existed.
Origin of war footing
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And it didn't take me long to put us on a war footing.
  • The country was not on a war footing, and yet the enemy was at war with us.
  • Suddenly our nation was at war, and the switch to a war footing here was immediate.
  • With the nation maintaining an extended war footing, quality-of-life programs can alleviate some stress experienced by our people.
  • It is particularly weighty in a time of war and demands that this committee also operate on a war footing.

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