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General quarters

Definition

General quarters rate
(Expression) US Navy "Prepare for action!"/"Danger Imminent!"/"Man your Battle Stations!" URGENT announcement. (British Navy: "Action Stations!")
Usage: Once heard, never forgotten: Intercom: "BRAACK, BRAACK!!!!! GENERAL QUARTERS, GENERAL QUARTERS!!!!! BRAACK, BRAACK ... ." Wakens the dead.


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