mopping-up operation

mopping-up operation

a clean-up operation; the final stages in a project where the loose ends are taken care of. It's all over except a small mopping-up operation. The mopping-up operation from the hurricane should cost just under twenty million.
See also: operation

mopping-up operation

n. a clean-up operation; the final stages in a project where the loose ends are taken care of. It’s all over except a small mopping-up operation.
See also: operation
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Army troops launched a massive mopping-up operation against militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group in Muqdadiyah area, 40 kilometers Northeast of Baquba, the senior army commander Jamil Shemri told al-Sumaria News, Al-Alam reported.
Heavy overnight rain sparked a busy mopping-up operation with umpires Richard Kettleborough and Steven Malone carrying out an inspection at the scheduled 11am start time.
SKY SPORTS found themselves with six hours of airtime to fill after Freddie Flintoff produced the most inspired mopping-up operation since Mrs Mop was at large.
Only 26 balls were bowled before a deluge, followed by further frustrating showers, left large pools of surface water which sparked an intensive mopping-up operation by the New Road groundstaff.
Although a mopping-up operation, followed by further track inspections, did result in free practice session being given the go ahead later in the day, three top teams declined the opportunity.
A MOPPING-UP operation was under way yesterday after flooding in Dumfries.
There's also a cute Bunny, who ends up blowing everyone away in a shotgun massacre--everyone except Mami, who's on hand for the mopping-up operation.
The extra work involved has left Aberdeen City Council facing a pounds 400,000 overspend following the mopping-up operation over Christmas.
The complex, built under the controversial Private Finance Initiative scheme, will be shut for at least a week while a huge mopping-up operation is carried out.
A MASSIVE mopping-up operation was going on last night after two days of heavy rain hit Cambridge, Kent and Essex.
The Bulacan police started conducting mopping-up operations at the warehouse in Bulacan that was raided by the joint elements of the police and local government unit for allegedly manufacturing counterfeit cigarette products.
A heavy shower scuppered chances of a start at midday after mopping-up operations had delayed the start to North's final game of the summer.
AN UNEASY calm hung over the former Sunni militant stronghold of Samarra yesterday as US and Iraqi forces conducted mopping-up operations following two days of fierce fighting.
The so-called mopping-up operations were conducted over the past 24 hours in Grozny and a number of villages in the Urus-Martan, Shali and Argun districts, the official in the Kremlin-appointed Chechen administration said.
Syrian troops continue with their mopping-up operations in the strategic port city of Latakia, forcing armed insurgents on the outskirts of the major city to flee to neighboring Turkey.