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What does IA stand for?

IA stands for Ineffective Attempt

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In a report the AMRC said doctors from across the medical profession are united in their concerns, and criticised the present and previous governments for insufficient and ineffective attempts to tackle the problem.
Forlan's low cross lacked depth and power but Jung Sung-Ryong (right) added to the list of World Cup goalkeeping errors by making the most ineffective attempt to stave off the danger.
Lantzer explores the tension between the IASL and the Prohibition Party (which considered the IASL too prone to compromise with wets), examines the incomplete and ineffective attempts of the IASL and the national Anti-Saloon League to attract African Americans and Catholics into the dry coalition, and analyzes the Ku Klux Klan as a dry Protestant rival to the IASL.
North End went ahead in the first half when Chris Sedgwick's shot fizzed across goal and Mellor crashed home from Darren Purse's ineffective attempt to clear.
Vintage black-and-white photographs pepper this amazing history, which blends absorbing anecdotes seamlessly with an overall picture of the progression and ultimate demise of America's notoriously ineffective attempt to make alcohol illegal.