Meaning of “firefighting” in the English Dictionary

"firefighting" in Business English

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firefightingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfaɪəˌfaɪtɪŋ/ us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)