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course of action

A plan and the series of actions that will follow. Our options are limited, but we have to decide on a course of action instead of doing nothing.
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course of action

the procedures or sequence of actions that someone will follow to accomplish a goal. I plan to follow a course of action that will produce the best results. The board planned a course of action that would reduce costs and eliminate employees.
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a course of ˈaction

a way of doing, managing, or achieving something: What is the best course of action to take?Two alternative courses of action are open to us: either we deal with him directly or we get the help of a lawyer.
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A second possible course of action involves consolidating the HBCT CBRN Soldiers into one platoon and sending them out to various units to perform required tasks.
He said JAC would chalk out its future course of action soon.
We must also demand the development of alternative courses of action, if the single course of action now embarked upon, fails.
We have a duty to the Army and the taxpayer to move ahead with an alternative course of action to meet this critical capability for our soldiers at the best price and as soon as possible."
Any deliberator, even a cognitively unlimited one, will often face "Buridan cases," in which no single course of action is clearly better than all of the others open to her.
This Government took this course of action in 2004 when the House of Lords rejected the Hunting Bill.
I don't know about you out there but I will need an awful lot of convincing that there is any "real" benefit in this proposed course of action. skunkboy69:1 can see your point but the end result is plastic bags full of whatever you've filled them with being dug up years later in perfect condition.
Still, when employees are faced with unethical situations on a day-to-day basis, choosing the best course of action can be difficult.
The University of Kentucky has also supported the idea of domestic partner benefits and expects to decide on a course of action early next year.
From learning techniques and behaviors to better cope with symptoms--such as planning in advance a course of action to undertake when an ADD attack brings the need to withdraw--to the "MESST" model of Medication, Education, Strategies, Support, and Therapy, to the value of redefining one's self image in a positive light, Women with Attention Deficit Disorder is a "must-read" especially for afflicted women but also filled with valuable insight and practical advice for their friends and loved ones.
"It not only guides them as to what course of action to take, but reduces their panic and fear.
Then-National Security Adviser Anthony Lake recommended this course of action in a November 29, 1993 memo to President Bill Clinton.
The likely proposed course of action: raise taxes on the upper brackets to produce enough revenue to eliminate the alternative minimum tax increases now hitting upper middle class taxpayers, most of them in the Northeast.
The power of international trade and travel can best be seen in China, a nation that cut itself off from the rest of the world for several decades, its leaders certain that the best course of action was to turn inward and minimize contact with the outside world.
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