English version

action stations in Military topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaction stationsˈaction ˌstations noun [plural] British English 🔊 🔊 PMthe positions that people such as soldiers or the police take when they are getting ready to fight or deal with a difficult situation – often used to tell people to go to these positions 🔊 Crew, return to action stations!
Examples from the Corpus
action stationsAn emergency call received, action stations for the Auxiliary Fire Service.