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plan of action

Definitions of plan of action
  1. noun
    a plan for actively doing something
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    play
    a preset plan of action in team sports
    policy
    a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
    battle plan
    plan for conducting a battle
    system
    a procedure or process for obtaining an objective
    maneuver, manoeuvre, tactic, tactics
    a plan for attaining a particular goal
    scheme, strategy
    an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    itinerary, travel plan
    a proposed route of travel
    initiative
    a new strategy or plan to solve a problem or improve a situation
    knock on
    (rugby) knocking the ball forward while trying to catch it (a foul)
    power play
    (ice hockey) a play in which one team has a numerical advantage over the other as a result of penalties
    football play
    (American football) a play by the offensive team
    razmataz, razzle, razzle-dazzle, razzmatazz
    any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent
    basketball play
    a play executed by a basketball team
    activism
    a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal
    beggar-my-neighbor policy, beggar-my-neighbor strategy, beggar-my-neighbour policy, beggar-my-neighbour strategy
    a policy of promoting oneself at the expense of others; used especially of national policy
    credit system
    a system for allowing people to purchase things on credit
    legal system
    a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws
    pricing system
    a system for setting prices on goods or services
    promotion system
    a system for advancing participants to higher-status positions
    contrivance, dodge, stratagem
    an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
    counterterrorism
    a strategy intended to prevent or counter terrorism
    game plan
    (sports) a plan for achieving an objective in some sport
    game plan
    (figurative) a carefully thought out strategy for achieving an objective in war or politics or business or personal affairs
    bubble, house of cards
    a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    playbook
    a scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign
    game, plot, secret plan
    a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
    pyramid scheme
    a fraudulent scheme in which people are recruited to make payments to the person who recruited them while expecting to receive payments from the persons they recruit; when the number of new recruits fails to sustain the hierarchical payment structure the scheme collapses with most of the participants losing the money they put in
    waiting game
    a strategy of delay
    wheeze
    (Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick
    centralism
    the political policy of concentrating power in a central organization
    containment
    a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully
    moderationism
    the policy of being moderate or acting with moderation
    obscurantism
    a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge
    Thatcherism
    (England) the political policy of Margaret Thatcher
    ultramontanism
    (Roman Catholic Church) the policy that the absolute authority of the church should be vested in the pope
    incentive program, incentive scheme
    a formal scheme for inducing someone (as employees) to do something
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    plan, program, programme
    a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
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