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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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Breaches Pose Growing Risk for Small Businesses, Costing up to 5% of Annual Revenue
"These tactics have historically been common facets of data breaches and based on our data, there is still much success to be had there," the report stated.
In addition to examining the types of breaches, we also examined a time trend of data breach activities among accounting firms (see the chart "Trend of Reported Breaches for Accounting Firms").
Malicious insiders caused the largest percentage of data breaches and accounted for almost 80 percent above of all stolen, compromised or lost records in 2018 while malicious outsiders accounted for 20 percent in India.
The global trend highlights social media as the top source for data breaches, accounting for over 56 per cent of records breached.
It is hoped the guidelines will tighten up courts' approach to dealing with these breaches.
The IBM study also underlined that financial services, services and technology in Saudi Arabia and UAE have topped the list as the most expensive industries for data breaches, costing organisations $219, $201 and $188 per record, respectively.
vulnerable to breaches also limited costs, as did effective management of
In the past five years, the amount of mega breaches (breaches of more than 1 million records) has nearly doubled - from just nine mega breaches in 2013, to 16 mega breaches in 2017.
June 30, 2015), lenders and real estate developers squared-off in a dispute over competing breaches of loan agreements.
Of the 1,765 data breach incidents in 2017, identity theft represented the leading type of data breach, accounting for 69% of all data breaches.
The number of lost, stolen or compromised records increased the most for nuisance type of data breaches (560 per cent) which constituted 61 per cent of all compromised data.
Since companies often breach these psychological contracts in the M&A process, we looked at whether these breaches are a possible missing factor in M&A projections.
GAMBAT -- Three breaches in two canals inundated 15 villages and crops standing on hundreds of acres in Khairpur district.
We are paying particular attention to the steps taken to ensure that in the future, data breaches of this magnitude will not be concealed from regulators and from affected data subjects," he said.