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.
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" The two followed the departure of Cardiff City keeper Neil Etheridge, who was with the nationals during the two group games covered by the Fifa international window and even manned the fort in their 1-0 opening win over Singapore, and Stephan Palla, who was in harness for the first three matches before being recalled by his Thai club Buriram United for their pre-season camp.
But Santiago manned the fort with back-to-back hits to give NU a breather.
Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos manned the fort when Fajardo left, and Gabby Espinas and Yancy de Ocampo also had bursts of brilliance as the Beermen, who were down, 47-52 when Fajardo left, turned it around in an instant.
"He manned the fort during and after Yolanda despite his delicate condition.
For more information on the fort visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/birdoswald DEDICATION BUILT into a wall on a farm at Birdoswald is part of an altar dedicated to the troops who manned the fort in the Third and Fourth Centuries.
Built into one wall is part of an altar dedicated to the troops who manned the fort in the Third and Fourth Centuries.