- action stations
- /ˈækʃən ˌsteɪʃənz/ (say 'akshuhn .stayshuhnz)
a. stations to be taken up in readiness for or during battle.
b. positions taken up preparatory to action.
a. Military the command to take up action stations.
b. Colloquial a warning or command to get ready for action.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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