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English definition of “action stations”

action stations

noun [plural] uk   UK informal us  
the situation in which you are as ready as possible to perform a task you have been preparing for: The whole school was at action stations for the inspectors' visit. action stations! used to tell people to get ready immediately to do the particular jobs that they have been given to do: Right, everyone - action stations! We're starting in three minutes.
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