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English to Japanese translations [PRO] Medical - Medical (general) / preventive maintenance of medical devices
English term or phrase:get off its collective rear ends
If our industry ever get off its collective rear ends and demands remote diagnostics plus full manuals/diagnostic software form the manufactures, we can really cut costs of health care. If not, it will keep going up.
1 : denoting a number of persons or things considered as one group or whole <flock is a collective word>
2 a : formed by collecting : AGGREGATED b : of a fruit : MULTIPLE
3 a : of, relating to, or being a group of individuals b : involving all members of a group as distinct from its individuals
4 : marked by similarity among or with the members of a group
5 : collectivized or characterized by collectivism
6 : shared or assumed by all members of the group <collective responsibility>
mnlucht Native speaker of: Japanese PRO pts in category: 23