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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What the term 'Stop Press' Means ?

Stop press news : news items inserted into a newspaper after the printing has been started.

Since this meant that the printing press literally had to be stopped or delayed and much of the existing copies of a publication which had already printed had to be discarded - which carried extreme cost, it is a phrase indicating the arrival of extremely significant news or the discovery of an extremely grave error.

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