on standby
phrasal ready or available for immediate action or use

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on standby — ► ready to be used or to do something if necessary: »They have 700 gritters and snow ploughs on 24 hour standby in order to prepare for the freezing temperatures. leave sth on standby »You should make sure that electrical goods are not left on… …   Financial and business terms

  • on standby — 1) available to be used if needed in a particular situation The troops are on standby and can return at a moment s notice. put/place someone/something on standby: Falconer has been put on standby for the European Championships. 2) tourism ready… …   English dictionary

  • on standby — ready to be used if needed. I always have a backup tape drive on standby, just in case. The UN asked various countries to keep some military forces on standby for possible peace keeping duty …   New idioms dictionary

  • on standby — waiting in readiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • on standby — idi ready to act immediately when called upon …   From formal English to slang

  • on standby — …   Useful english dictionary

  • A life on standby — Album par Mud Flow Sortie 02/01/2004 Durée 54:00 Genre(s) Rock alternatif Producteur(s) Rudy Coclet …   Wikipédia en Français

  • A Life On Standby — Album par Mud Flow Sortie 02/01/2004 Durée 54:00 Genre Rock alternatif Producteur Rudy Coclet Albu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • I'm on Standby/Stray Dog and the Chocolate Shake — Stray Dog And The Chocolate Shake is a single by the American rock group Grandaddy released in 2004. Track listing CD # I m On Standby (version) # Stray Dog the Chocolate Shake # The Town Where I m Living Now # Fare Thee Not Well Mutineer (video) …   Wikipedia

  • Standby power — Standby power, also called vampire power, phantom load, or leaking electricity, refers to the electric power consumed by electronic appliances while they are switched off or in a standby mode. A very common electricity vampire is a power adapter… …   Wikipedia

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