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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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However, curbs on spending and drastic cuts in reimbursement rates have clipped the wings of the European hospital information systems (HIS) market.
It must have been their only option because it is a fairly drastic option considering what has happened in stadiums before with fencing.
Thousands of council staff are striking for 24 hours over the "single status" salary shake-up which means 1,500 workers will face drastic pay cuts.
This plan comes on top of No Child Left Behind regulations, which also require drastic reconfiguration steps to be taken to improve struggling schools.
If indoor radon levels prove worrisome - well above EPA's 4-picocuries-per-liter action limit - Kearfott recommends considering a more drastic measure: lining the ducts with a gasimpermeable sleeve.
After making a series of drastic IT cuts over the last couple of years -- staffing reductions, server consolidations, contract renegotiations, etc.
ITV hoped to make enough cutbacks by forcing Fern Britton to bring in a packed lunch but now more drastic pruning is necessary - a drastic band, if you like.
1, people say they're going to make a drastic change - and most people don't respond to drastic changes,'' says Allen Saltzman, who owns the gym with his wife, Sharona.
Now former Manchester United star Best admits he was a fool and has vowed to take drastic action.
Most individual immune changes, though statistically significant, were not drastic.
We will be monitoring the well from the office unless we see any drastic changes.
The bubbly celebrity took the drastic action after her marriage collapsed, replacing the tattoo with a floral bouquet.
American HIV patients could find it as difficult to afford anti-AIDS drugs as it once was for residents of Third World nations, AIDS activists say, if the federal government doesn't take drastic steps.
It's a shame that some young girls feel like they need to go to such drastic measures to create what they already have.
She spoke one day before talks with top supporters on a drastic austerity programme that has prompted.