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come into operation

To begin to apply, operate, take effect, or be enforced. Several policies, aimed at helping struggling citizens get by, come into operation next month. The new law will come into operation on the first of January.
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in operation

Functioning or working as intended; operational or in current use. Once the factory is in operation, we expect to provide over 300 jobs to local residents. The family-owned restaurant, which has been in operation for nearly 85 years, announced that it will be closing on Friday. We have a policy in operation in case something like this ever happened.
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put (something) into operation

To commence doing or using something. We've spent enough time preparing—let's put this plan into operation. We finally put the machine into operation after spending all morning repairing it.
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clean-up operation

1. An operation or concerted effort to clean or tidy some large area or thing. Now that the festival is over, the city is organizing a massive clean-up operation to return the streets to their former state. Following the spill, the oil company was court-ordered to pay for a clean-up operation for the entire region.
2. Any action or procedure meant to cleanse, eradicate, or resolve any final or lingering loose ends. We've gotten most of the hard work done for the merger—we'll just send our legal team through our accounts on a clean-up operation to make sure everything is in order before the move is finalized. The dictator began a massive clean-up operation after assuming total power, sending troops throughout the country to round up and execute any remaining dissidents.
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mop-up operation

Any action or procedure meant to cleanse, eradicate, or resolve any final or lingering loose ends. We've gotten most of the hard work done for the merger—we'll just send our legal team through our accounts on a mop-up operation to make sure everything is in order before the move is finalized. The dictator began a massive mop-up operation after assuming total power, sending troops throughout the country to round up and execute any remaining dissidents.
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mopping-up operation

Any action or procedure meant to cleanse, eradicate, or resolve any final or lingering loose ends. We've gotten most of the hard work done for the merger—we'll just send our legal team through our accounts on a mopping-up operation to make sure everything is in order before the move is finalized. The dictator began a massive mopping-up operation after assuming total power, sending troops throughout the country to round up and execute any remaining dissidents.
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mopping-up operation

a clean-up operation; the final stages in a project where the loose ends are taken care of. It's all over except a small mopping-up operation. The mopping-up operation from the hurricane should cost just under twenty million.
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come into opeˈration

start working; start having an effect: The new rules come into operation from next week.
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in opeˈration

working, being used or having an effect: The system needs to be in operation for six months before it can be assessed.Temporary traffic controls are in operation on New Road.
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put something into opeˈration

make something start working; start using something: It’s time to put our plan into operation.
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mopping-up operation

n. a clean-up operation; the final stages in a project where the loose ends are taken care of. It’s all over except a small mopping-up operation.
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Gen Ghafoor said he would soon announce the completion of the operation in a press conference in next few days.
After Operation Rah-e-Nijat, PAF continued its operations in support of Pakistan Army; Operation Brekna in Mohmand, Operation Koh-e-Sufaid and Operation Azmara-e-Gharo in Kurram and Orakzai agencies.
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New England Recycling encompasses or is affiliated with operations that recycle aggregates, mixed C&D and wood debris, including stumps.
Large companies are more likely than medium or small companies to have a proper business continuity plan for cash management and treasury operations
"This operation is a prime example of Iraqi security forces taking on greater responsibility in the security of the Iraqi people," said 1st Lt.
This operation overloads the server running the storage application and limits the performance and scalability of the storage application.
The ISO 14001 process consists of general requirements, environmental policy, planning, implementation and operation, checking and corrective action and management review.
Attorney's Office agreed to pay for the two-page notice because the operation included the removal of guns and drugs from the community, a tie-in with the Project Safe Neighborhoods program.
Gastric-bypass surgery--which detours food around most of the stomach--and other weight-loss, or bariatric, operations usually mitigate numerous conditions, including diabetes, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure and cholesterol.
7 One of the two systems of fuel supply lines including boilers restarted operation.
The average person, on reading this list, would assume that Operation Blessing must be a credible charity along the lines of the Red Cross and many of the others listed.
Walker also believes his time spent outside the IT realm gives him a significant advantage in working and connecting with the business side of the operation, particularly with skills concerning distribution and the selling network.
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