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drastic times call for drastic 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 drastic times call for drastic measures.
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drastic times require drastic 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 drastic times require drastic measures.
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The sensitivity analysis of the DRASTIC parameters has been carried out to evaluate the sensitivity of individual parameter in assessing the intrinsic vulnerability of groundwater.
All the seven parameters were removed one by one and compared with the DRASTIC output to observe their individual participation.
the range of depth water change from 50 meters in the eastern areas to 10 meters in west and southwest areas therefore the DRASTIC index of depth water layer increases from 5 in east to 25 in west of plan.
AJA products cater to video professionals who depend on the reliability, quality and robust feature set of products such as the Kona family of capture cards," said James Brooks, manager R&D, Drastic Technologies.
Committee Chairman Yiannakis Thoma of AKEL said the fishermen's demands were justifiable, but called on them to refrain from taking drastic measures until the issue has been assessed at a ministerial level.
But drastic times call for drastic measures, and Mosley, uniting with the Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA), are to implement a wide range of cost cuts from next year.
Are there negatives associated with such a drastic action as rejuvenation?
Drastic Fantasticcarries enough strong songs to attract even more critical acclaim for Tunstall.
Her raw, raspy vocals were pitch perfect and Drastic Fantastic should be huge.
we will have to make drastic cuts in the carbon emissions in other areas to enable them to do so.
Drastic situations require drastic measures and I would advocate the most drastic one of the lot by leaving out skipper Stephen Jones.
The riot, which left more than 150 people injured, has persuaded Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi to promise drastic measures to confront violence in Italian football.
SAN DIEGO -- With Southern California's high ratio of skaters, photographers and filmers, drastic skatespot measures have been taken: Jamie Thomas learned advanced geometry in order to triangulate within any skate photo, using the position of the sun and visible degrees of shadow, to find where secret spots are.
In this finely tuned quintet of stories from writer-director Karen Moncrieff (Blue Car), Murphy plays Krista, a prostitute whose murder spurs four unrelated women to make drastic changes in their lives.
Ten years ago, though, the city and its inhabitants underwent a drastic change.