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breach of decorum

A violation of established social norms or expectations, especially as relates to polite society or specific professions. In an unexpected breach of decorum, she announced her candidacy before the governor officially resigned. Discussing personal problems can sometimes be seen as a breach of decorum in polite company.
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breach of etiquette

A violation of established social norms or expectations, especially as relates to polite society or specific professions. In an unexpected breach of etiquette, she announced her candidacy before the governor officially resigned. Discussing personal problems can sometimes be seen as a breach of etiquette in polite company.
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breach of promise

A violation of a promise one has made. You told me you would study for this test, and then you got an F. That sounds like a breach of promise to me!
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step into the breach

To perform an action or job or fill a role or position of another person who is not willing or able to do it. Hailey just called from the hospital, and she's not going to be able to make it tonight, so you're going to have to step into the breach and play Juliet. We should give substitute teachers credit for stepping into the breach every day.
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step into the breach

If you step into the breach, you do something that someone else would usually do but is unable to do. When Richard had to go abroad on business Tim Waites usually stepped into the breach and kept Emerald company. Ted Enloe and Benjamin Rosen will step into the breach until a replacement for Pfeiffer is found.
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step into the breach

take the place of someone who is suddenly unable to do a job or task.
In military terms a breach is a gap in fortifications made by enemy guns or explosives. In this context, to stand in the breach is to bear the brunt of an attack when other defences or expedients have failed.
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step into the ˈbreach

do somebody’s job or work when they are suddenly or unexpectedly unable to do it: The cook at the hotel fell ill, so the manager’s wife stepped into the breach.
This comes from the military. A breach was a hole that had been made in the walls that defended you from your enemies. If you stepped into the breach you stood in front of the hole and tried to stop people from entering.
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The appellate court also ruled that the owner breached the contract in the process of abandoning same.
Lackadaisical security controls on the side of the breached business seem to be a reason why so many outside data breaches have occurred:
Only 50% of organizations took steps to remediate and protect systems from future breaches after they had been breached.
Sempra breached its duty to provide meaningful plans for the supply of natural gas;
The lawsuit further alleges that, upon Arotech's release of its financial statements for the nine-month period ended on September 30, 2002, IES realized that Arotech breached its undertaking in respect of the truthfulness of the representations it made to IES.
The lawsuit asserts that these agreements have also been breached by the Defendants.
The largest volume of data breach incidents occurred in the education sector (46 percent) * Fifty-seven percent of the identities breached were in the financial services sector * Almost 70 percent of the breached occurrences were because someone targeted the organization through hacking or some other method to steal information about consumers * Of the publicly-reported data breaches during the study period, 77 percent were "identity-level," meaning personal identifiers such as names and Social Security numbers were breached * The majority of the identity-level breaches, 38 out of 54, were intentional, meaning the breach appeared to be the result of a deliberate theft of identity information from an electronic database
Shostack alleges that the Company breached its fiduciary duty to Mr.
The issue before the Court was whether Weyerhaeuser breached four warranties contained in the contracts by which it transferred to Paragon the assets relating to Weyerhaeuser's private label diaper business, concurrent with Weyerhaeuser's sale of 100% of Paragon's stock to the public in a 1993 IPO.
Boyce, Ackerman and Crandall breached these fiduciary duties by, among other things, conspiring with each other and Occidental to deprive Adair and Adair Yemen of the full rights and benefits in the Block 20 concession, manipulating the relationship with subcontractors performing work on Block 20 to have that work supervised or directed by Occidental rather than Adair and/or to have such work performed or supervised by themselves, misappropriating assets belonging to Adair Yemen for the benefit of Occidental, misrepresenting Adair Yemen's status and their own status to officials in the Republic of Yemen and the public, and breaching the Company's confidentiality by unauthorized disclosures.
Alrov continues to claim in its suit that Hilton breached the management agreement and failed to successfully manage the hotel from its opening.
Flanagan, group executive vice president and general counsel of Golden State Bancorp, said, "We are pleased that the Court of Appeals rejected the government's argument and reaffirmed that the promise breached by the government in 1989 had substantial value and that Glendale should be compensated for its losses.
Rio Tinto (NYSE: RTP) has concluded that the conditions of its bid for North have been breached, based on information released by North on 30 June 2000 in relation to its subsidiary, Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC).
Ghanbari alleges that Paul Averback engaged in false and fraudulent promises, breached agreements, wrongfully caused the termination of Dr.
We are confident that the Court will determine that Iris Cantor and Rod Fisher deliberately breached the Partnership Agreement.