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breach of decorum

A violation of established social norms or expectations, especially as relates to polite society or specific professions. In an unexpected breach of decorum, she announced her candidacy before the governor officially resigned. Discussing personal problems can sometimes be seen as a breach of decorum in polite company.
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breach of etiquette

A violation of established social norms or expectations, especially as relates to polite society or specific professions. In an unexpected breach of etiquette, she announced her candidacy before the governor officially resigned. Discussing personal problems can sometimes be seen as a breach of etiquette in polite company.
See also: breach, of

breach of promise

A violation of a promise one has made. You told me you would study for this test, and then you got an F. That sounds like a breach of promise to me!
See also: breach, of, promise

step into the breach

To perform an action or job or fill a role or position of another person who is not willing or able to do it. Hailey just called from the hospital, and she's not going to be able to make it tonight, so you're going to have to step into the breach and play Juliet. We should give substitute teachers credit for stepping into the breach every day.
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step into the breach

If you step into the breach, you do something that someone else would usually do but is unable to do. When Richard had to go abroad on business Tim Waites usually stepped into the breach and kept Emerald company. Ted Enloe and Benjamin Rosen will step into the breach until a replacement for Pfeiffer is found.
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step into the breach

take the place of someone who is suddenly unable to do a job or task.
In military terms a breach is a gap in fortifications made by enemy guns or explosives. In this context, to stand in the breach is to bear the brunt of an attack when other defences or expedients have failed.
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step into the ˈbreach

do somebody’s job or work when they are suddenly or unexpectedly unable to do it: The cook at the hotel fell ill, so the manager’s wife stepped into the breach.
This comes from the military. A breach was a hole that had been made in the walls that defended you from your enemies. If you stepped into the breach you stood in front of the hole and tried to stop people from entering.
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Meanwhile, the 30-feet-wide breach which had developed in Kuddan Shakh on Thursday at village Walidad Chandio near Khairpur Nathan Shah had been plugged.
No action yet taken by the officials of the Nusrat Division of the irrigation department to plug the breach despite they were informed of the breach well in time but none turned up, affected people lamented.
* Practice Makes Perfect: Companies with an incident response team that also extensively tested their incident response plan experienced $1.23 million less in data breach costs on average than those that had neither measure in place.
Hacking is the most common factor in a breach - the report found that 52 percent of breaches featured hacking.
Since some categories of breach specifically involve employee actions (i.e., inadvertent disclosure, unauthorized access by an employee or a former employee, etc.), the blank or unknown classification makes it difficult to determine if the breach originates from an internal or external source.
For lawyers, knowing the ins and outs of the new data breach notification law is more than a matter of advising clients on compliance.
'We recently discovered a data breach, which affected our e-mail server that is used for marketing purposes.
The Breach Level Index is a global database that tracks data breaches and measures their severity based on multiple dimensions, including the number of records compromised, the type of data, the source of the breach, how the data was used, and whether or not the data was encrypted.
By implementing a proactive data security approach into IT infrastructure, companies can effectively prepare for a breach and avoid falling victim to one, Pavie said.
They prompt courts to look at an offender's "motivation and intention" in committing a breach to assess the seriousness of the breach.
Overall, the study found that the average total cost of a data breach in Saudi Arabia and UAE combined is $5.31 million, a 7.1 percent increase since 2017.
The results of IBM's Middle East study examining the full financial impact of a data breach on businesses located in the two Gulf countries found that breaches cost companies $163 per lost or stolen record on average.
management post breach, and unexpected loss of customers.
Every law student learns the "first breach" or "prior breach" doctrine, which is commonly stated as follows: When a contracting party commits a breach of the contract, the counter party is discharged of its obligations under the contract.
Personal data of over 82,000 Filipinos have been compromised following a data breach involving a fastfood chain, according to the National Privacy Commission (NPC).