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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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While Joe Rimmer and Connor O'Neill will be manning the fort back at ECHO HQ, you can follow all the action from the match with our LIVE match blogHERE.
Considered one of the best-loved pubs in Aberdeen, general manager Michael McMillan has spent the past four years manning the fort at the city centre venue.
"I wouldn't be able to do it all without the support of my husband Bob, who's been manning the fort and taking care of our two year-old son while I'm off out at rehearsals.
Perry proved up to the task in manning the fort for F2 while Stalzer missed the first two games.
Before anything else, please allow me to salud Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier for manning the fort in the past two weeks while Gov.
Following a prolonged stretch of rocky performance, including a 2.6 percent decline in 2016 Q4, the chain late last year dismissed co-CEO and 25-year company vet Walter Robb in a bid to return to its roots, with co-founder John Mackey now manning the fort solo.
In other words, two sitting midfielders (although Charlie Adam has licence to leave Glenn Whelan manning the fort) and genuine width in the three, with Bojan playing behind the main striker.
The change in name didn't do KIA any good, with its locals faring miserably in manning the fort when Ramos picked up his third foul near the halfway mark of the first quarter.
One thing constant for the Azkals in the tournament has been their solidity on the defensive end with Gier and Juani Guirado manning the fort. Jerry Lucena returns to the side since the 1-0 win over Vietnam in the group stage in Bangkok and Azkals coach Michael Weiss sees the Fil-Danish standout as a stabilizing factor in the middle.
Of 42 troops manning the fort, 15 escaped to a separate base while the whereabouts of the remaining was not known.
Jon Florsheim, chief executive of Homeserve, said: "Our research suggests that a worrying number of people will opt to wait in on the boss's time rather than their own, placing unfair pressure on those left manning the fort."
After the British troops manning the fort gathered to watch the game, the Indians seized concealed weapons and began the massacre.
Your best bet will be to follow the ECHO's Everton Live Blog with Phil Kirkbride and Sam Carroll down on the South Coast watching the action while David Prentice and Adam Jones are manning the fort back at our St Paul's Square HQ in Liverpool city centre.