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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

1. An acceptance of or willingness to do something based largely or entirely on one's faith that it is correct or will work, despite having little or no evidence or assurance thereof. It will be quite the look of faith for us to trust an outsider to run the organization, after the family has maintained control for over 100 years. I feel a bit wary that people seem so eager to make a leap of faith about driverless cars being free to drive in our streets.
2. In video games, a jump that the player's character is forced to make when the player is unable to see where they will land. Because the game doesn't offer any control over the camera, there are a number of occasions where you have to take a leap of faith and just hope for the best.
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*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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Applying new standards to them would likely have little effect in requiring them to hold additional capital, but would require the adoption of expensive new procedures, and thus does not seem worthwhile.
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The appeal cites a provision in the law requiring the water-quality board to consider cost when imposing conditions.
Some camps and youth organizations have gone even further, requiring two staff members be with campers when they are away from the group.
Then comes the "Contractor/Subcontractor Affirmative Action Commitment," requiring the contractor to swear fealty once again by initialing various affirmations, and the weekly "Wage Requirement Letter," including space for each worker's name, address, Social Security number, race, sex, work classification, hours worked, rate of pay, deductions, and net wages.
The Act prohibits employers from requiring a medical examination and prohibits inquiries as to whether an employee has a disability or the nature or severity of the disability unless such examination or inquiry is shown to be job related and consistent with business necessity.
The 20-day response time is clearly inadequate, especially when multiple IDRs are issued, requiring significant amounts of information that need detailed analysis.
New York City is still bound by archaic rules requiring a licensed operator for all but the smallest systems.
In addition, the dryer itself has worked without requiring any maintenance.
Virtualization or volume management provides value to customers requiring those features, but if you simply want to replicate your existing storage environment it may be adding additional complexity.
Under paid family leave, the state provides up to six weeks of partial wage replacement without requiring employers to continue benefits.
For example, the EU has rules requiring non-discrimination and EU case law, specifically decisions issued by the ECJ.
99 significantly extend those of the previous standard, requiring documentation supporting compliance with substantially all the major requirements of the standard.
The Board also seeks comment on requiring lenders to ask telephone applicants their race, ethnicity, and sex (lenders already ask these questions in in-person, mall, and Internet applications) and on requiring lenders to report lien status for applications and originated loans.
Particularly instructive are two recent cases involving employers' requiring employees to be clean-shaven.