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active duty

1. Current, full-time service in the military. My son is in the army, and I worry so much when he's on active duty.
2. By extension, full-time service in another area of life. I'm still on active duty until I retire at the end of the month.
See also: active, duty

active shooter

A perpetrator (of a potential mass shooting) who is actively shooting at people, typically targeting victims in a crowded and confined space. If there is a report of an active shooter, police aim to respond within minutes. The police were quick to respond to the active shooter situation and disarm the attacker.
See also: active, shooter

on active duty

Serving in the military full time, especially being in or prepared to go into battle. My son is in the army, and I worry so much when he's on active duty. After being on active duty for so long, I don't feel fully comfortable being a civilian anymore.
See also: active, duty, on

on active duty

in battle or ready to go into battle. (Military.) The soldier was on active duty for ten months. That was a long time to be on active duty.
See also: active, duty, on

active duty

Full-time service, as in Julian is 81, but he still comes to the office every day and is very much on active duty . This term comes from the military, where it stands in opposition to reserve, which refers to troops still in the military but not actively engaged. It is occasionally transferred to civilian matters as well. [First half of 1800s]
See also: active, duty
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The global average is 15 per cent engaged, and 85 per cent either not engaged or actively disengaged.
Among them, 54, 9% are male, 45,1% are female; 53,2% are at the ages of 16-17; 38, 9% are at the ages of 14-15; 7, 9% are at the age of 18 andabove; 33,6% are at the 9 class, 30,3 are at the 10th class, 20, 6% are at the 12th class, 15, 5% are at the 11 class; 30% do sports actively, and 70% do not do sports actively (Table 1).
bond managers can beat the benchmark, but it may take a higher level of skill to overcome the actively managed fund expense.
For starters, neither the DOL nor any court of law has held that actively managed funds are inappropriate investments in retirement plans.
And 16% are actively disengaged, meaning they are more or less out to do damage to their company.
Therefore, he was never actively at work on or after the policy's effective date, so his coverage never became effective.
Although industry providers may indicate such ETFs don't charge as much as actively managed mutual fund strategies, which on average is true, they are often justified by calling these index ETFs "hybrid active." It would be incorrect to say these funds do almost as much work as managers of actively managed strategies.
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270 000 Bulgarians have the intention to start work , but donat actively search for one, according to Eurostat data for the past year, published in October.
RELIGIOUS leaders in Wales have signed a joint statement pledging to actively support the new law on organ donation.
It was greater for offset J-hooks fished passively and in-line J-hooks fish actively than for offset J-hooks fished actively and in-line circle hooks fished actively.
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