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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.
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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!
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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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93H, 3(b) by adding duties to report: (1) the name and address of the entity that experienced the breach; (2) the name of the entity reporting the breach and their relationship to the breached entity; (3) the "type" of entity reporting the breach of security; (4) the person responsible for the breach, if known; (5) the type of personal information compromised; (6) whether the breached entity maintains a written information security program; and (7) any steps taken or planned in response to the incident.
Preliminary injunctive relief will likely be denied or dissolved if an employer has failed to pay compensation owed to the former employee or breached some other material term of employment.
The personal details breached included names, addresses and phone number of Target customers [26].
Thirty-four different prime contractors were listed in the SARs for the programs that breached. Of the 47 programs that breached, 18 programs breached more than one time.
While only 17% of the attacks studied by Verizon constituted "highly sophisticated" data breaches, these attacks were responsible for 95% of all records breached.
(23.) The breach might be inefficient if the seller breached because her cost of producing a replacement was more than the contract price but less than market price at time of breach.
* Notify individuals whose data had been breached in accordance with federal and state laws.
Wards in north Liverpool are worst affected where 55 offenders breached their orders, with many flouting them repeatedly.
The report said that the Canadian General Synod's motion last June affirming "the integrity and sanctity of adult committed same-sex relationships," along with the consecration of Bishop Robinson and the authorization in 2002 of same-sex blessings in New Westminster did not attach "sufficient importance to the interests of the wider Communion." An apology for having "breached the bonds of affection" would represent the desire of ECUSA to remain within the communion, the report said.
KILL-SWITCH: In military practice, it is common to protect systems that can be physically breached or overrun with some type of kill-switch mechanism to instantly destroy sensitive data or technology.
This data demonstrates that when the policy of mutual obligation is implemented, many social security recipients are breached unfairly.
Although the judge dismissed those charges for lack of evidence, the judge did rule that KPMG had breached its fiduciary responsibility to its client.
The case ultimately went up to the Court of Appeals, which agreed with the landlord that clearly Waldbaum breached its obligations under the lease by not maintaining the supermarket as a first class facility.
Banks alleged that Bethlehem had discharged him without just cause and that the union had breached its duty of fair representation.