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firefighting

noun [U] (PROBLEMS)    /ˈfaɪəˌfaɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /ˈfaɪrˌfaɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
spending time on problems that need to be dealt with quickly, instead of working in a calm, planned way: I spend all my time firefighting rather than making any progress.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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