plan of action

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Noun1.plan of action - a plan for actively doing something
play - a preset plan of action in team sports; "the coach drew up the plays for her team"
plan, program, programme - a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
policy - a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"
battle plan - plan for conducting a battle
system - a procedure or process for obtaining an objective; "they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
manoeuvre, tactic, tactics, maneuver - a plan for attaining a particular goal
scheme, strategy - an elaborate and systematic plan of action
travel plan, itinerary - a proposed route of travel
goal, end - the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
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As these thoughts flashed through his mind and he cast about for some feasible plan of action, his eyes fell upon the corpse upon the roof near him, and immediately there occurred to him the possibility of disguising himself in the raiment of his conquered adversary.
In an hour's time we had arranged all the preliminaries, and decided upon our plan of action.
Her melancholy, however, began to turn to irritability, and not long before Boris' departure she formed a definite plan of action.
That, here he had a plan of action to recommend, with a conditional clause.
So away went the Sheriff in sorrier pass than ever, and cudgeled his brain, on the way home, for some plan of action.
My plan of action was formed upon the instant, and crossing the square and the bordering avenue upon the opposite side I soon stood within the courtyard of Tal Hajus.
Bring, we should add, the Great Possibility at least within the lines of your plan--your plan of action or production; of morality; especially of your conceptions of religion.
She went to a toy shop, bought toys and thought over a plan of action.
For a long time he let that awful truth sink deep, and from it he tried to reason out his future plan of action.
Whether it were a question of fact, of spelling, or of date, of going swimming or fishing, of choosing a book in the Sunday-school library or a stick of candy at the village store, he had no sooner determined on one plan of action than his wish fondly reverted to the opposite one.
Bruff; and, last and most important, to obtain (no matter by what means or at what sacrifice) a personal interview with Rachel--this was my plan of action, so far as I was capable of forming it at the time.
As I had watched the noble fight which the great warrior had put up against such enormous odds my heart had swelled in admiration for him, and acting as I am wont to do, more upon impulse than after mature deliberation, I instantly sprang from my sheltering rock and bounded quickly toward the bodies of the dead green Martians, a well-defined plan of action already formed.

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