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in the dock

1. On trial in a court, especially for a criminal case. The once all-powerful executive has been in the dock for the past month over allegations of money laundering within his company.
2. Subjected to intense scrutiny or examination. John found himself in the dock after his wife caught him having an affair with another woman.
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dock (something) from (something)

To take money one has earned from one's pay. If you come in late again, I'll have to dock the time from your paycheck.
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in dock

1. Literally, of a boat or ship, moored in a dock. My uncle owns a small river boat in Cambridge, but it's been in dock since the 80s.
2. In custody for a crime. Primarily heard in UK. A former aide of the slain member of parliament is in dock on suspicions of involvement in his murder.
3. In trouble with a figure or body of authority. Primarily heard in UK. The football manager may be in dock after making a series of inflammatory comments about the referee overseeing last night's match.
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put (one) in the dock

To subject to intense scrutiny or examination; to accuse or assign blame to someone. An allusion to the place in a courtroom (the "dock") where a defendant sits during a trial. They're putting everyone in the dock until they can figure out who stole the money from the safe.
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dock something from something

to withhold money from an amount due to someone. I will have to dock this from your paycheck. The boss docked ten dollars from my monthly pay.
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in the dock

On trial, especially in a criminal case. For example, The accused stood in the dock through the entire proceeding. This expression employs dock in the sense of "an enclosed place for the defendant in a court of law," a usage dating from the late 1500s, and is used even in American courts where no such enclosure exists.
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in dock

1 (of a ship) moored in a dock. 2 (of a person) not fully fit and out of action. British informal 3 (of a vehicle) in a garage for repairs.
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in the dock

under investigation or scrutiny for suspected wrongdoing or harm caused. British
In a court of law, the dock is the enclosure where the defendant stands during a trial.
1995 Times For once, Britain was not in the dock as others took the heat.
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put somebody in the ˈdock

accuse somebody of doing something wrong: The government is being put in the dock for failing to warn the public about the flu epidemic.
The dock in a court of law is the place where the person who has been accused of a crime stands or sits during a trial.
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To comply with the rigid receiving/shipping schedule needed for cross docking, you may need a yard tractor and trained driver to move trailers around the yard.
When cross docking, it's important to move large volumes of product in a short time.
Figure 3 illustrates a "before" and "after" example of a sortation system that has been renovated to accommodate cross docking.
Cross docking cannot fully achieve its objectives without a good core of receiving/shipping supervisors and logistical planners who can identify product that needs to be cross docked and redirect personnel to make it happen," says Egan.
Because cross docking moves fast, it's important to not only capture data in real time but to also utilize it right away.
How much will it cost to implement cross docking at your company?
Where suppliers must take on additional responsibilities, gain-sharing--the practice of sharing projected savings--can be initiated with suppliers that make cross docking in your facility possible.
That will allow you to study the effects of cross docking on a small scale and resolve any weaknesses before rolling it out to an entire product line or network of facilities.
Cross docking should be an ongoing, continuous-improvement project," advises Egan.
The system has a voice manager component that directs the put-and-pick of products in a cross-docking program, guiding employees to the most advantageous floor space to temporarily store products for cross docking.
Habib believes that as new software is developed and retailers try to achieve more cost savings, maximize product selection and maintain margins, cross docking will become more prevalent in the grocery industry.
Caption: Cross docking is highly dependent upon the management of data flow across all supply chain parties.
ExpressCard Adapter Card Spacer: Targus ExpressCard Docking station includes a 34mm to 54mm spacer card to ensure a proper fit independent of the size of the notebooks ExpressCard slot
Powered by an AC adapter, the Targus Universal Docking Station is equipped with plug and play connectivity, enabling it to automatically recognize new USB devices when plugged in without rebooting.
Targus' Universal ExpressCard Notebook Docking Station with Digital Video and Audio (part number: ACP60US) has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $189.