rearguard action

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rearguard action

n (Mil) → azione f di retroguardia (fig) → azione f dilatoria
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They slipped 20-5 behind against Loughborough Students last Saturday and 19-3 at Harrogate on opening day before mounting rearguard actions.
WARWICKSHIRE had to settle for a draw from their opening championship game after their bowlers met the mother of all rearguard actions by Sussex.
This is in connection with a book commissioned by publishers Viking and Penguin, focusing on the heroic and rearguard actions of the BEF, Royal Navy, and RAF in France and Belgium 1940.
Lawro knows little about style - he would shave off his moustache and bin his wardrobe if he did - but the man who sounds like he had the weight of the world on his shoulders knows all about rearguard actions.
It was permissible under the Laws as they stood at the time and gained them a draw from one of the greatest rearguard actions in cricket.