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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.
See also: breach, of

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.
See also: breach, of

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!
See also: breach, of, promise

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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Provide bundled fraud protection and/or credit monitoring to individuals whose data has been breached.
Based on publicly reported data breaches compiled by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, the Data Breach Madness bracket's reflected outcome is specific to the total number of records breached at each higher education institution.
Judge Gans stated that although the proprietary lease contains a "waiver clause," usually found in proprietary leases in paragraph 26, which states that the receipt by the co-op of maintenance charges with knowledge that the proprietary lease has been breached shall not be deemed a waiver of such breach; it is settled law that the acceptance of rent by a landlord from a tenant with knowledge of tenant's violation of a lease results in a waiver of the violation.
The court reduced the case to two issues, namely, "(1) which party breached the contract?
Nearly 800 million of the breached records were based in the U.
In light of the history of the project, the lower court ruled that the owner had breached and abandoned the contract and that, as a result, the guaranteed maximum provisions of the contract were not applicable and, therefore, the general contractor was entitled to recover the reasonable costs of its work.
Breached Businesses: Many data breaches are results of breached businesses:
85 million per breach and $201 per breached consumer record, according to Ponemon.
org) issued its new guide First Do No Harm: How to respond when your consumer data is breached - a practical guide for action when consumers are involved in a data breach.
BOSTON -- Life is good, a Boston-based company that spreads good vibes through its colorful collection of apparel and accessories, has notified all affected customers that a database containing their confidential credit card information was recently breached by intruders.
The complaint, filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery, New Castle County, on Friday, July 14, 2006, alleges that the individual defendants breached their fiduciary duties to SSG's shareholders by improperly diverting Collegiate's interest in a merger transaction with all SSG shareholders into a separate stock-purchase transaction that only benefited one shareholder, Emerson Radio Corp.
The panel ruled that Sempra had acted in bad faith and breached multiple operational aspects of its long-term energy contract with the Department.
Through the use of MasterCard fraud-fighting tools that proactively monitor for fraud, MasterCard was able to identify the processor that was breached.
The panel found that Liberty Life, "by its actions, materially breached and, in effect, unilaterally terminated" an exclusive Marketing and Services Agreement "without justification and to the detriment of" AHA Group.
IES Group's lawsuit alleges that following execution of the initial agreements by the parties, the IES Group discovered that Defendants have deliberately and systematically breached a substantial and decisive portion of the undertakings and the representations made by them in their agreements with Plaintiffs and on which Plaintiffs relied at the time they entered into such agreements with Defendants.