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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.
come into opeˈrationstart working; start having an effect: The new rules come into operation from next week.
in opeˈrationworking, 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.
put something into opeˈrationmake something start working; start using something: It’s time to put our plan into 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.