plan of attack

noun phrase

: a set of actions to bring about what one is trying to accomplish
The current approach isn't working. I think we need a new plan of attack.

Examples of plan of attack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And still other Disney visitors make a plan of attack all about the food. Shay Spence, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023 The typical structure of a Spy vs. Spy strip involves Spy A noticing Spy B’s plan of attack, Spy A developing a counterattack, only for Spy B to have planned for this new plan, revealing the original scheme as a ruse designed to foil Spy A’s predictable response. Gyasi Hall, Longreads, 12 Sep. 2023 When the United Auto Workers walked out on Detroit’s car companies last week, the union called its unconventional plan of attack the Stand Up Strike, an homage to the Sit-Down Strike that transformed American labor nearly a century ago. Ben Cohen, WSJ, 22 Sep. 2023 Donald Trump is now under federal indictment for attempting to overturn the 2020 election and for mishandling classified documents that include a U.S. military plan of attack on Iran. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 13 Aug. 2023 The sister campus for Classical Academy of Escondido, Coastal Academy need not look further than its sibling for a winning plan of attack. Rick Hoff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023 On another occasion that year, Trump showed a writer, a publisher and two of his staffers — none of whom had security clearances — a military plan of attack. Meg Kinnard, Chicago Tribune, 28 July 2023 He’s seated across from game-planning coordinator and catching coach Jason Varitek, who is detailing the daily plan of attack along with Connor Wong. Julian McWilliams,, 13 July 2023 Nantucket After checking into the island’s chicest new boutique hotel, The Greydon House on Broad Street, plot your plan of attack on all the new dining options available on New England’s biggest foodie island. Jonathan Soroff, Robb Report, 3 July 2023 See More

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“Plan of attack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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