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special measures

1. A designation given to a public establishment, such as a school or hospital, that is in need of improvement. Often used in the phrase "in special measures." Primarily heard in UK. My son's school is currently in special measures, so he's transferring to a different one next year.
2. Steps that must be taken, however unusual or extreme, to bring about some outcome. Oh, I will take special measures to ensure that the neighbors' dog stops barking, even if I have to buy him a muzzle myself! Don't worry, we took special measures to make sure that nobody finds us in here—we have furniture blocking all the doors.
See also: measure, special
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Well, that man had confessed to him that when he was engaged in political controversy, not on a matter of principle but on some special measure in debate, he felt ready to kill everybody.
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AHEALTH board has failed to break even in any of the three years since a new accounting system was introduced - despite being placed in special measures.
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He said that the government was taking special measures to support deprived people as the announcement of Macro and Micro finance loans would help counter challenges of unemployment in the country.
WALSALL Manor Hospital is to be placed into special measures after the health watchdog found "serious problems" with its patient care.
INSPECTORS have accused a Northumberland primary school of "inexcusably poor" teaching almost two years after it was placed in special measures.
While hospitals put into special measures have shown "significant improvements" more must be done to address these issues, Professor Sir Mike Richards added.
The Health Secretary is to call time on abuse and neglect of the elderly through a dramatic extension of the special measures system currently used in the NHS.
A FAILING East Cleveland school which slumped from outstanding to special measures in just two years has been taken over by a new sponsor.
The Deputy and Interim Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Sofia, Catherine Barber assured that there will be no special measures against Bulgarian citizens in the UK.
They have just learned that Lepton C of E (VC) Junior, Infant and Nursery School has been taKen out of special measures by Ofsted - and in record-breaKing time.
Woodhouse Primary School in Quinton was put into special measures after a damning inspection last June.
Such are the shortcomings at St Illtyd's, which has 849 pupils on roll, it will require special measures and monitoring visits each term.
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