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abide by a decision

To accept, follow, and comply with a decision, especially that which is handed down by a judge. Though it stings my dignity, I have to abide by the court's decision to not allow me to drive a car for the next 12 months.
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landmark decision

A legal decision that sets a precedent for how similar cases are to be resolved in the future. Review that landmark decision—it should help us to build our case.
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make a decision

To decide; to choose something. What do you want for dinner? I need you to make a decision so that I can start cooking.
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eleventh-hour decision

A decision made at the last possible moment or opportunity. I was shocked that they reached an eleventh-hour decision after weeks of squabbling.
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snap decision

A decision made hastily, recklessly, or without careful consideration. The company enjoyed huge success in the '90s, but a series of snap decisions backfired on them, leading them to the brink of bankruptcy. The officer made the snap decision to take the unresponsive child into his patrol car and rush her to the hospital himself.
See also: decision, snap

arrive at a decision

To reach a particular decision or understanding. I'm thrilled to announce that the committee has finally arrived at a decision. Have the doctors arrived at a decision yet?
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reach a decision

To reach a particular decision or understanding. I'm thrilled to announce that the committee has finally reached a decision. Have the doctors reached a decision yet?
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arrive at a decision

 and reach a decision
to make a decision; decide. Have you arrived at a decision yet? We will reach a decision tomorrow.
See also: arrive, decision

eleventh-hour decision

Fig. a decision made very late in a process, or at the last possible moment. Eleventh-hour decisions are seldom satisfactory. The president's eleventh-hour decision was made in a great hurry, but it turned out to be correct.
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Another issue that many long-term care professionals encounter that leads to ethical problems happens when a resident is viewed as having dementia; no matter how minimal or extensive the disease, the person is frequently placed within a single category: totally incompetent to assist with and make any in formed decisions.
To facilitate decision making by consumers, rehabilitation professionals must assume a collaborative role with consumers for the purpose of problem identification, solution development, plan development, implementation and assessment of results (Batorski & McAlpin, 1992).
Survey respondents district wide (not including the Literacy Committee) perceive school district decision making as more hierarchical than collaborative.
Goals of the research were to examine (a) different types of career exploration in which college students participate; (b) relationships between career exploration and development of career decisions; (c) relationships between career exploration and satisfaction with career decisions; and (d)the impact of exploration on career decision making and satisfaction.
With respect to market development, the logic of investing marketing resources to identify and sell to influencers can be most logically framed and analyzed as a real options decision where the high payoff potential is the incremental customers that the influencer impacts.
Decision support through IT has been around in one form or another for 40 years.
We have not tried to capture the entire counseling process but rather to provide a general framework for career decision making.
All this having been said, consider the possibility of mildly challenging the parent who admits to turning the decision over to the child.
Crainer, regrettably, does not get into the anatomy of "great decision making," perhaps because his case histories are so eclectic and cover such a time span.
Note: Subsequent to the Kroger circuit court decision, both Dover, 271 Ill.
But, decisions made by family members who do not have an enforceable health-care proxy are not followed by health-care providers if the providers either question the good faith of the family member or strongly disagree with the medical decision.
The recent Hurley decision illustrates a command to honor private choice.
Muncy appealed that decision to the 6th Circuit, which affirmed the trial court's decision.