stop the rot


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stop the rot

to do something to prevent a situation from continuing to get worse The team had been suffering low morale before Smith was brought in to stop the rot.
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We drove north from Echo HQ in Old Hall Street and visited a few of the precious old buildings deemed at risk in the Echo's relaunched Stop The Rot campaign.
Carver said: "It's huge for both sides for different reasons and we need to get a result we need to stop the rot.
Nevertheless, Saints caused Man City plenty of problems on Sunday, and they can stop the rot by grabbing a point in this one, an outcome Ladbrokes chalk up at 12/5.
LIVINGSTON v DUMBARTON GAV AV A IN BERRY DARREN JAMIESON insists Livingston must stay calm IN THEir bid to stop the rot.
Banks did well to stop the rot and to score a consolation in the second half through former Marton player, Joe Aldus.
With just one win in seven, can Longford stop the rot against their fierce local rivals Athlone?
VE RDICT Wigan have lost eight consecutive matches at Old Trafford but could stop the rot today.
STOP THE ROT I would rather speak to your face Than mutter in a bar Let you know what I think No matter who you are We once knew who we were No fear in us back then What I'd give to relive Those happy times again Remember in the morning On every crowded street Going, coming from your work Workmates you would meet This country is not finished The spirit is still here What we lack is direction Leaders without fear Now you lot, the people elected Show some decency Stop thinking of yourself And think of you and meBilly Allen, Westcotes, Coventry.
Hodgson added: "We have to stop the rot by winning but we know it will not be easy.
CHINA aren't taking any chances as they look for a new boss to stop the rot.
We knew it was going to be a really tough start when we saw the fixture list, and that has certainly been the case, so it was important to stop the rot after losing three on the bounce.
In a bid to stop the rot in children's teeth, health minister Edwina Hart has announced a scheme to send teams into primary schools.
The Stop the Rot programme is being rolled out at nursery schools across the UK.
Dear Editor, Surely the time has come to stop the rot with the British car industry.
To stop the rot, gambling was legalized in 1976 as a means of attracting new visitors and providing resources for urban renewal and associated uplift.