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dry run

A practice session or test designed to identify and correct possible problems. Before going for a job interview, I always make a dry run to the company ahead of time to make sure I won't get lost. The theater group did a dry run of the play to iron out any technical problems before opening night.
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dry run

Fig. an attempt; a practice or rehearsal. We had better have a dry run for the official ceremony tomorrow. The children will need another dry run before their procession in the pageant.
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dry run

A trial exercise or rehearsal, as in Regard this as a dry run for tonight's ceremony. This term, using dry in the sense of "unproductive," was at first employed mainly in the military for simulated bombings in which no bombs were dropped. [c. 1940]
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a dry run

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a test run

A dry run or a test run is something that you do to practise before you do it at a more important time. We'll have a dry run at getting you in and out of the clothes quickly. More than 10,000 people were expected and council chiefs said it would be a dry run for the Olympic celebrations.
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dry run

A rehearsal or trial exercise. The term originated during World War II, when it was used for a practice bombing flight in which no bombs were actually dropped. After the war it was extended to numerous civilian undertakings, such as “Most families regard the wedding rehearsal dinner as a dry run.”
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"We might not get the numbers that we needed for this dry run. So we are just waiting for the decision of GM Jojo Garcia if we may still continue this until the afternoon or just cut off."
The dry run, which pushed through despite a preliminary injunction issued by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court last week, was envisioned by the MMDA as a means for gathering information about the policy's effectivity on easing traffic flow on Edsa.
MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia, however, said he believes provincial bus operators will be true to their pledge after they have committed their 100-percent participation in the dry run.
In a press conference in Makati City, MMDA general manager Jose Arturo 'Jojo' Garcia said it was not up to them to manage or stop the dry run of the bus ban as it was always voluntary.
"The dry run is voluntary, so if bus operators will conduct it on August 7, we will be thankful for that.
(Party-list, AKO BIKOL), author of HR 2536, raised the sentiment of the public, particularly commuters travelling to and from Bicol, on the dry run of the provincial bus ban.
yesterday, City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) head Dionisio Abude lifted the dry run that was supposed to end on Friday.
He said the English words used by the unnamed leaders, like 'dry run, war room, candidate' have their equivalent in Malay.
Summary: New York [U.S.A.], September 10 (ANI): Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington may have funded a 'dry run' for the hijacking of the planes by two of Saudi employees used in the 9/11 attack, revealed the fresh evidence submitted in a major 9/11 lawsuit forwarded against the country.
Luckily it was a dry run, thanks to their personal umbrella-carrier.
According to officials, operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport 3 (NAIA 3) will have a dry run on July 23.
"Coupled with this is the fact that we are classed as early adopters of the new legislation and will take part in the dry run of the scheme next year.
THE English FA insist they will not launch a dry run for the 2014 event ahead of their bid for the 2018 World Cup.
Brian Cashinella - a staff reporter with London newspaper The Times in 1972 - also claimed the military operation was a dry run for the reclamation of the no-go area of Free Derry which happened six months later with Operation Motorman.
It means the BBC cameras will make a speedier than expected reappearance at Epsom-where they last covered the Derby and Oaks in 1979-but also provides Malcolm Kemp, executive producer of racing, with the chance of a dry run before June, when the Derby's BBC TV audience is expected to exceed the 2.5 million viewers Channel 4 attracted last year.