care and maintenance meaning

  "care and maintenance" in a sentence
The keeping of an industrial plant, shipyard, etc in sound condition at times when production has been discontinued so that it may be restarted immediately new orders are received

= c & m

Denoting the status of a building, machinery, ship, etc, that is not currently in active use, usually as a result of a fall in demand, but which is being kept in a good state of repair so that it can be brought back into use quickly, if needed.


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