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.

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.
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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.
A HUGE mopping-up operation was under way yesterday after flash floods left hundreds of homes under feet of water and cars afloat in the street.
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.
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.
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.
A HUGE mopping-up operation is continuing today after devastating floods hit Scotland.
The extra work involved has left Aberdeen City Council facing a pounds 400,000 overspend following the mopping-up operation over Christmas.
Now a Timely Tidy Truck is not claimed to stop accidents but it will help get things moving again quickly because these small mobile cleaning stations can greatly reduce the time, and therefore cost involved, in any mopping-up operation.
Hayward defended the mopping-up operation in the ocean as being slick and effective.
No-one was evacuated, but firemen from Sheldon spent more than an hour in a massive mopping-up operation.
Insurers put the cost of the mopping-up operation last year at pounds 1 billion, with householders footing the bill through higher premiums.
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.
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.