damage control
noun Date: 1943 measures taken to offset or minimize damage to reputation, credibility, or public image caused by a controverisal act, remark, or revelation

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  • damage control — damage control, adj. 1. a department or group, as aboard a naval vessel, responsible for taking action to control damage caused by fire, collision, etc. 2. any efforts, as by a company, to curtail losses, counteract unfavorable publicity, etc. *… …   Universalium

  • damage control — UK / US or damage limitation UK / US noun [uncountable] the process of trying to limit the negative effects of something …   English dictionary

  • Damage control — For other uses, see Damage control (disambiguation). Damage control at 9:25AM December 7, 1941: The USS Nevada is shown temporarily beached and burning after being hit by Japanese bombs and torpedoes. A harbor tugboat is alongside, helping to… …   Wikipedia

  • damage control — noun an effort to minimize or curtail damage or loss • Hypernyms: ↑control * * * damage control (or Brit damage limitation) : things that are done or said to prevent a bad situation from becoming worse or to limit the bad effect of something The… …   Useful english dictionary

  • damage control — /ˈdæmɪdʒ kəntroʊl/ (say damij kuhntrohl) noun 1. measures to limit damage, as during or after a disaster: *a number of cars had been damaged by falling trees, with 10 emergency crews called in from Dubbo and Warren to assist in the damage control …   Australian English dictionary

  • damage control — In naval usage, measures necessary aboard ship to preserve and reestablish watertight integrity, stability, maneuverability, and offensive power; to control list and trim; to effect rapid repairs of materiel; to limit the spread of and provide… …   Military dictionary

  • damage control — kova už laivo gyvybingumą statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Laivyno terminijoje – veiksmai, kurių būtina imtis, kad būtų išlaikomas ir atkuriamas laivo stabilumas, manevringumas ir puolamoji galia, kontroliuojama laivo pusiausvyra, greitai… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • damage control — damage con trol or ,damage limi tation noun uncount the process of trying to limit the negative effects of something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • damage control — noun a) A department or group, as aboard a naval vessel, responsible for taking action to control damage caused by fire, collision, etc. b) Any efforts, as by a company, to curtail losses, counteract unfavorable publicity, etc …   Wiktionary

  • damage control — dam′age control n. cvb any efforts, as by a politician or a company, to counteract unfavorable publicity, curtail losses, or the like • Etymology: 1985–90 dam′age con•trol , adj …   From formal English to slang

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