A period of relaxation after a state of alert.
More example sentences
- The days in between were either stand-downs for resupply or aborted assaults due to the inability of supporting ground units to get into position.
- He says another crucial task of the mediators will be to broker a stand-down while ensuring the volatile situation does not crumble.
- A serious probe would demonstrate that the government was, at the very least, guilty of criminal negligence, and, more likely, a deliberate stand-down of intelligence and security agencies.
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