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action stations

A state of intense alertness or readiness for a great amount of impending action. Often said as an order to become ready or prepared for such action. We were all at action stations when we found out the CEO of the company was coming to visit our branch. Action stations, everyone! We're going to get slammed for lunch now that the football game has finished.
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action stations

an order or warning to prepare for action.
Originally, this was an order to naval personnel to go to their allocated positions ready to engage the enemy.
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ˈaction stations

(spoken, especially British English) used as an order to get ready for action: Action stations! There’s a bus full of tourists arriving in five minutes.
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Fresh Harvest - This contemporary buffet will offer guests five themed dining genres and live action stations, including salad/soups/raw bar; pasta/pizza; dim sum/rice and noodles; rotisserie and grill; and decadent desserts.
The proposal said Action Stations would provide a sustainable accessible library service on the Boldon Lane site.
has been almost 2010 Alan Kerr " The proposal said Action Stations would provide a sustainable accessible service on Boldon Lane.
You want action stations or a buffet," says Crafts-Homer.
Action stations! Join in the fun of Knight School at Blakesley Hall.
"Together we all went into action stations - I called my managers to site and we worked together with the Environment Agency, following their advice closely.
ACTION STATIONS: Riot cops charge in to striking workers as they break up the protests
In all, it comprises The Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Action Stations and Harbour Tours, and a joint ticket is available, offering two years' unlimited admission.
Dover, DE, April 18, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Festival Buffet at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is now offering daily action stations and specials, as well as upgrade options.
ACTION STATIONS: Leamington's James Mace, Liam Daly and Laurie Walker go on the defensive as Michael Gosney whips the ball into the box for Totton.
"I'd just finished watch duty when we were suddenly called to action stations.
The Horizon Court buffet will include a brand-new layout, new action stations, new bistro options and even a pastry shop.
PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD, HAMPSHIRE (023 9283 9766, www.historicdockyard.co.uk) AN all-inclusive ticket allows you to see everything from Lord Nelson's HMS Victory and Henry VIII's Mary Rose to a harbour cruise - plus unlimited entry for one year to HMS Warrior (built in 1860), the Royal Naval Museum and Action Stations. At Action Stations kids get to experience life as a Marine.
ACTION STATIONS: People attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as video game characters, during the launch of the third London Games Festival and Fringe at the Excel Centre, London, yesterday