rearguard action

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rearguard action

n (Mil) → azione f di retroguardia (fig) → azione f dilatoria
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Blues were fighting a decent rearguard action to stay in the Premier League, Albion needed a miracle.
UCD 1 Athlone T 1 UCD'S dogged rearguard action frustrated bottom of the table Athlone at the UCD Bowl.
Ukrainian officials allege though that the rebels are fighting a desperate rearguard action to hold on to Luhansk -- which is their supply route into neighbouring Russia -- and say the flow of weapons and fighters from Russia has accelerated.
A tributary of the River Irfon, near Builth Wells, will form the battleground in a rearguard action against the larger American signal crayfish.
A brilliant defiant rearguard action from Will Bragg (91 not out) assisted by captain Mark Wallace (47) kept the visiting attack at bay as Glamorgan maintained their unbeaten start to the season by batting out for a draw on the final day.
Hassan staged a brilliant rearguard action when he rallied from 4-6 down to lead 7-6.
1 Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio praised his team after their rearguard action almost earned them a first victory of the season.
PRINCE Harry starts a rearguard action with wounded troops.
Both teams have clashed once in the league stage, with Sailors winning the match through a dramatic rearguard action.
CHESTERFIELD 1 BURTON ALBION 1 Burton had to mount a gritty rearguard action to halt Chesterfield's four-game winning streak.
France has been fighting a rearguard action since the commission began proceedings in March 2011.
BERWICK 0 ELGIN 0 BRIAN CAMERON insists 10-man Elgin's gutsy rearguard action has laid down a defensive marker for the season.