stand-down

or stand·down

[ stand-doun ]
/ ˈstændˌdaʊn /

noun

Military. a temporary cessation of offensive actions; cease-fire; truce: a stand-down for the Christmas holidays.
a work stoppage or layoff.

Origin of stand-down

First recorded in 1920–25; noun use of verb phrase stand down
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