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damage control

The efforts made to reduce, negate, or counteract damage, loss, or any other unfavorable outcome. The IT department was on serious damage control after it became apparent that our servers had been hacked. The senator has been doing damage control ever since he let slip racist remarks during a television interview.
See also: control, damage

damage control

Measures to minimize or curtail loss or harm. For example, As soon as they discovered the leak to the press, the senator's office worked night and day on damage control . Used literally since the 1950s, specifically for limiting the effect of an accident on a ship, this term began to be used figuratively in the 1970s.
See also: control, damage
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The Iran-Contra affair, Busby suggests, was exacerbated by haphazard and largely inept White House damage control strategies when it first erupted, but Reagan and his aides managed over time to staunch the worst of the damage.
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Another factor is White House communications director Pat Buchanan, an ideologue who believes damage control is for wimps.
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