damage limitation

N-UNCOUNT
Damage limitation is action that is taken to make the bad results of something as small as possible, when it is impossible to avoid bad results completely. [BRIT]

He called a meeting of senior staff, another exercise in damage limitation...

Damage limitation measures have been introduced.

(in AM, use damage control)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • damage limitation — damage control or damage limitation noun Action carried out to minimize the harmful effects of an incident • • • Main Entry: ↑damage * * * damage limitation variant UK US Main entry: damage control * * * damage limitation see ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • damage limitation — UK US noun [U] (also damage control) ► the process of limiting the harmful effects of an action or a mistake: »The company won praise for its quick efforts at damage control, including an immediate apology. »Management launched a damage… …   Financial and business terms

  • damage limitation — damage control UK / US or damage limitation UK / US noun [uncountable] the process of trying to limit the negative effects of something …   English dictionary

  • damage-limitation — adj. Damage limitation is used with these nouns: ↑exercise …   Collocations dictionary

  • minimum damage limitation — Statutory provision prohibiting the allowance of damages in an amount lower than the prescribed amount for infringement of a copyright. 17 USC § 101(d) …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • limitation — lim‧i‧ta‧tion [ˌlɪmˈteɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] when only a certain amount, number etc of something is allowed: • The new law imposes limitations on campaign contributions. * * * limitation UK US /ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən/ noun [C or U] ► [C,… …   Financial and business terms

  • damage control — UK / US or damage limitation UK / US noun [uncountable] the process of trying to limit the negative effects of something …   English dictionary

  • damage control — noun an effort to minimize or curtail damage or loss • Hypernyms: ↑control * * * damage control (or Brit damage limitation) : things that are done or said to prevent a bad situation from becoming worse or to limit the bad effect of something The… …   Useful english dictionary

  • damage — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 harm/injury ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, heavy, massive, serious, severe, significant, substantial, untold …   Collocations dictionary

  • limitation — noun 1 limiting of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ fundamental, important, major, serious, severe, significant, strict ▪ damage (esp. BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

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