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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.

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.

*leap of faith

Fig. acceptance of an idea or conclusion largely on faith. (*Typically: be ~; make ~; require ~.) We had to make quite a leap of faith to accept his promise after the last time he let us down.
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require something from someone

to demand something from someone. The telephone company required a deposit from John and Martha before they would install a telephone. They required some help from us.
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require something of someone

to expect or demand someone to give or do something. I require absolute loyalty of my employees. What is required of me in this job?
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leap of faith

A belief or trust in something intangible or incapable of being proved. For example, It required a leap of faith to pursue this unusual step of transplanting an animals' heart into a human patient .
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leap of faith

The act or an instance of believing or trusting in something intangible or incapable of being proved.
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902 corporation not required to file Form 1120F, U.
Among the key areas of the proposed regulations are: (1) Independent contractors must be counted as part of the workforce and trained; (2) Training with a prior employer within the two-year window may qualify; (3) Retraining generally would be permissible sometime during a "training year," instead of exactly two years for each person; (4) Training would be required only of supervisors located in California; and (5) "Subject matter expert" and other qualifications for trainers are listed.
This process becomes the extruder operator's responsibility, eliminating additional labor required for downstream or post-production operations.
While the Suspicious Activity Reporting rule applies to insurance companies and the covered products--and not to agents and brokers--insurers are required to implement policies and procedures designed to detect suspicious activity from all relevant sources.
Adding I/O where processing is required does not require another server to house the I/O etc.
While the undergraduates who participated in this study preferred the required offline activities to the required online activities, they also seemed to prefer to have some components of the course online (e.
Acquisition agility--the need for change to define, not disrupt, the program--was required because this technology experiences changes every six months.
The ability to work with the database via the web reduced the time required to process tests and allowed for faster more expansive analysis of available data.
These include "front end loading" a project to identify the required scope of work, use of the project definition rating index, freezing scopes at the start of detail engineering, adopting the tolerance for "zero accidents" during construction, etc.
As proposed, the minimum required capital ratio (8 percent) and the definition of regulatory capital (certain equity, reserves, and subordinated debt) would not change from Basel I.
The rule in its original form gave patients the right to review their medical records and required written patient consent for the transfer of oral, written and electronic medical information.
The selected contractor must also submit required reporting prior to receiving final payment.
It would, however, require creating the same new bi-generational emulator for each generation that is required for chained emulation.
The selection of the proper equipment is predicated on the foundry's metal, casting size and design, binder system, and degree of processing required to provide a suitable reclaimed sand.