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action stationsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈæk.ʃən ˌsteɪ.ʃənz/  us   /ˈæk.ʃən ˌsteɪ.ʃənz/ UK informal
the ​situation in which you are as ​ready as ​possible to ​perform a ​task you have been ​preparing for: The ​wholeschool was atactionstations for the ​inspectors' ​visit.
action stations!
used to ​tellpeople to get ​readyimmediately to do the ​particularjobs that they have been given to do: Right, everyone - ​actionstations! We're ​starting in three ​minutes.
(Definition of action stations from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “action stations”
in Chinese (Simplified) 做好准备…
in Chinese (Traditional) 做好準備…
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