firefighting Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"firefighting" in British English

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firefightingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈfaɪəˌfaɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /ˈfaɪrˌfaɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

firefighting noun [U] (BURNING)

the ​activity of ​stoppingfiresburning

firefighting noun [U] (PROBLEMS)

spendingtime 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.
(Definition of firefighting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"firefighting" in Business English

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firefightingnoun [U]

uk   us   /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 ​businessforward.
(Definition of firefighting from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “firefighting”
in Chinese (Simplified) 燃烧, 救火,消防工作…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燃燒, 救火,消防工作…
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