English version

action stations

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Military
action 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.
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