stop the rot


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stop the rot

To prevent further damage, loss, negative effects, etc., during a problematic situation. If we don't stop the rot now, the company might be in jeopardy of collapsing. We don't have time to figure out a long-term solution. For now, we just have to stop the rot.
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stop the ˈrot

stop something getting worse, especially in politics or business: Our company’s profits were falling, so a new director was appointed to stop the rot.
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Moyes is under huge pressure but ex-Man Utd star Neville has played and coached under the Scot and backs him to stop the rot.
SIMON GRAYSON has ordered Sunderland to "stop the rot" and "stick two fingers up" to their critics.
The Dark Blues lost their sixth game in a row 2-0 at home to Partick in midweek and head to Hamilton knowing something has to be done to stop the rot. City rivals United were relegated after failing to recover from a horror start last term - and Hartley doesn't want to be cut adrift.
"I think we knew we had to stop the rot," Collins told the club's website.
After nearly six months of working on the ECHO's Stop the Rot campaign, I'm no stranger to abandoned buildings.
VE RDICT Wigan have lost seven consecutive matches at Old Trafford but could stop the rot today.
Hutchings insists his team, who currently occupy the fourth relegation spot, have been training hard to 'stop the rot'.
Hodgson added: "We have to stop the rot by winning but we know it will not be easy.
LLANGEFNI coach Dewi Redvers Jones was delighted after his side were able to 'stop the rot' with a narrow 22-20 win at home over Colwyn Bay.
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.
So what do they do to stop the rot? Give Jordan and Peter a chat show.
A BIG festive "thank you" to the great many ECHO readers who have so far got behind our 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. We've not deserved to lose all the games but we've got to stop the rot.