man the fort

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man the fort

To mind or take charge of a location during the time in which it is unattended by another. Don't worry, honey, I'll man the fort at home until you get back from the grocery store. The entire editorial department left the office early for their Christmas celebration, leaving just a couple of interns to man the fort for the rest of the day.
See also: fort, man
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With the veterans not doing well, it was up to the newbies to try and man the fort for them.
However, Adam moved to London around three years ago and Glyn was left to man the fort.
While Tabuena won't be around to shoot for another crown on a course he calls home to compete abroad, a slew of local aces will be on hand to man the fort, including the three other PGTA winners along with Zanieboy Gialon, Jay Bayron, Elmer Salvador, Michael Bibat and Jhonnel Ababa.
Fan favorites Rachel Anne Daquis, Jovelyn Gonzaga and Tina Salak will man the fort for RC Cola-Army which, just after rejoining the PSL, already won the Invitationals and the Beach Volley Challenge early this year.
Only the caretaker A e Bennett, an employee From Page 21 from 1916-1947 spent the years living in the caretakers lodge at the rear of the museum, and Miss Gladys Scott, a deputy curator who joined the staffin 1914, were left to 'man the fort'.
ASSISTANT manager Sandy Stewart has followed Owen Coyle out of the exit door at Wigan after helping man the fort for Wednesday's clash with Leeds.
Unfortunately, however, the Americans were in danger of not having enough troops to adequately man the fort. In addition to the U.S.
The Fratton Park assistant boss was left to man the fort after "ill" Harry Redknapp left the Pompey training ground early and missed the pre-Community Shield media conference.
Wilson, executive vice president Birnie Harper and a team of specialists man the Fort Smith office to help sellers understand the value of their business before they enter into negotiations.
In March 1754, he sends Washington with 159 soldiers to man the fort. But the French capture the fort, naming it Fort Duquesne.
Three coastal defense regiments--Soldiers trained to man the forts that still protected New York City in 1917--were on duty there.