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English definition of “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 .
(Definition of firefighting noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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