Definitions for damage control
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any efforts, as by a politician or a company, to counteract unfavorable publicity, curtail losses, or the like.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of damage control:
an effort to minimize or curtail damage or loss
A department or group, as aboard a naval vessel, responsible for taking action to control damage caused by fire, collision, etc.
Any efforts, as by a company, to curtail losses, counteract unfavorable publicity, etc.
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