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Attrition

The slow, gradual reduction of members in a company or organization due to retirement, resignation or death. That is, members lost through attrition are not replaced in the same numbers. Attrition may be deliberate; that is, if a company is downsizing, it may prefer to lose employees through attrition rather than to conduct layoffs. Other times, however, attrition may be a sign of a weak company or organization unable to attract talent. Attrition is also called natural wastage.
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Chelsea's attritional defense finally stuttered and allowed Busquets to level the tie.
Johanna Konta mounted a stirring comeback to upset Ekaterina Makarova 4-6 6-4 8-6 in an attritional battle and become the first British woman to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals in more than 30 years on Monday.
It's a different type of cricket to England, there'll be huge amounts of spin being bowled and slow, attritional cricket.
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His beaten opponent was keen to hype the possibility of a third fight but in reality it was an attritional bout which was slow to catch fire and may struggle to engage the interest of the public for a decisive third meeting.
They need to pull their horns in a little bit in terms of playing 15-man rugby, and become more attritional.
England finished on 43-1 in reply after some very attritional cricket.
LANCASHIRE have their backs against the wall again after another below par batting display during yesterday's attritional opening day against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
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It's going to be very attritional and you're going to have to scrap and fight and do what you can to get out of it.
au, the vice-captain expressed his frustration at England's position, and credited Australia's attritional partnership bowling for putting the brakes on England's run rate, although he added that England's failure to convert was crippling to its winning hopes.
The Cholmondeley handler struck with magnifi-cent dual-purpose performer Overturn in the 2010 Plate and the 2011 Chester Cup, but Ile De Re went one better by becoming the first horse since Attivo in 1974 to land the two attritional contests in the same season.