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English definition of “damage limitation”

damage limitation

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 limitation exercise after details of talks with unions were leaked to the press .
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