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firefighting

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈfaɪəˌfaɪtɪŋ/
the time and effort that someone uses to deal with problems within a company or organization that need attention immediately, instead of dealing with its ordinary business: Too much time is spent firefighting rather than moving the business forward.
Translations of “firefighting”
in Chinese (Traditional) 燃燒, 救火,消防工作…
in Chinese (Simplified) 燃烧, 救火,消防工作…
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