desperate times require desperate measures

desperate times require desperate measures

Extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme actions. Derived from the proverb, "Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies." I know that the austerity measures introduced by the government during the recession are unpopular, but desperate times require desperate measures.
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DESPERATE times require desperate measures and with Old Trafford on the brink of outright mutiny, Ashley Young reverted to type.
Desperate times require desperate measures and Sonakshi could well do with changing her stylist.
This last bit of the plan seems a bit iffy, but hey, desperate times require desperate measures.
Desperate times require desperate measures, perhaps it is time to reconsider their view on capital punishment - but that's another story.
I realize that this is a radical departure from current practice, but desperate times require desperate measures.
Jordan is adamant that living for a set time in this country should not make you eligible to play for Scotland while Dalglish is a believer that desperate times require desperate measures.
I don't want to vote for a candidate who has no chance of winning, but desperate times require desperate measures.
Desperate times require desperate measures and there was no shortage of desperate measures and trickery employed by both sides in World War II.