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Example sentences from the Web for damage control
Facebook is probably going to be doing a lot of damage control as it rolls out, but I don’t have much faith there will be a good solution short-term.‘Still don’t have an answer’: For some media buyers, unresponsive Facebook ad reps are causing frustration|Kristina Monllos|April 16, 2021|Digiday
Going into Sunday’s Golden Globes presentation, you already knew the Hollywood Foreign Press Association would be doing damage control.Embattled Golden Globes scramble for show of diversity|John Paul King|March 2, 2021|Washington Blade
From there we took the train to Nice, France, but the French border control caught us and sent us back to Italy.
Spin control began, Florida-style: the opinion only covers some counties, some people, some times.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He seemed by all appearances perfectly happy to let the Republicans control the state senate.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The police cannot ultimately control public opinion unilaterally.
So not only will the GOP have control in the Senate, it will move the center of gravity on Capitol Hill hard to starboard.The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It|Michael Tomasky|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Solely over one man therein thou hast quite absolute control.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
In a few minutes, however, he had it again under control, and they soon reached the berg.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
The “Compañia General de Tabacos” lost about ₱30,000 in cash in addition to the damage done to their offices and property.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Never grasp a Fern plant from above and try to pull it away, as this will be almost sure to result in damage.
Great care is necessary when removing the Ferns to do as little damage as possible to the roots.
Idioms and Phrases with damage control
Measures to minimize or curtail loss or harm. For example, As soon as they discovered the leak to the press, the senator's office worked night and day on damage control. Used literally since the 1950s, specifically for limiting the effect of an accident on a ship, this term began to be used figuratively in the 1970s.