plan of action

Definitions of plan of action

n a plan for actively doing something

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a preset plan of action in team sports
a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
battle plan
plan for conducting a battle
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
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
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
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
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
(Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick
the political policy of concentrating power in a central organization
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
the policy of being moderate or acting with moderation
a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge
(England) the political policy of Margaret Thatcher
(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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