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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!
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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Breaching trends observed at the National Training Center from spring 2012 to spring 2013 can be divided into two categories--planning and execution.
Better attention to these planning deliverables will greatly help units synchronize the support, breach, and assault forces and implement the breaching fundamentals.
Engineer leaders or task force operations officers often do not brief necessary details of the breaching tenets during the combined arms rehearsal.
Put another way, selling to someone other than the promisee at the market price and forcing the promisee to cover at the market price is a pure transfer from the promisee to the promisor, with no net gain to the two parties taken together, since the benefit to the breaching promisor is identical to the added cost incurred by the injured promisee.
While the seller gains more from breach than the middleman loses, once the loss to the ultimate buyer is factored in, the gains from breach exactly equal the losses--indeed, in one of the reported cases, the breaching seller actually sold the goods to the ultimate buyer (skipping the middleman) for market price.
The markup remedy, however, leaves the breaching seller with substantial profit from his breach, and thus creates an incentive to breach.
As engineers, we must communicate to the brigade commander that the conditions must be set before moving breaching assets forward to the obstacle.
Where are the breaching assets, and who controls them?
Who is responsible for breaching these and with what systems?