desperate times require desperate measures

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.
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Desperate times require desperate measures. But will such revenue generation actions help the FBR achieve its ambitious target?
Desperate times require desperate measures. If this is what it takes to steady the ship, then so be it.
Desperate times require desperate measures and the NSPCC should turn their misguided fire on the causes of this shameful act and celebrate the fact that the perpetrators are behind bars.
Desperate times require desperate measures and Sonakshi could well do with changing her stylist.
Desperate times require desperate measures, perhaps it is time to reconsider their view on capital punishment - but that's another story.
One said: 'Desperate times require desperate measures. Feelings are running so high on this that maybe the election threat is the only thing our overlords will listen to.'
Jordan is adamant that living for a set time in this country should not make you eligible to play for Scotland while Dalglish is a believer that desperate times require desperate measures.
I don't want to vote for a candidate who has no chance of winning, but desperate times require desperate measures. To be forced to such extremes by the currently degraded political climate is enough of a vexation without Matt Welch trying to rub my nose in it.
Desperate times require desperate measures and there was no shortage of desperate measures and trickery employed by both sides in World War II.
DESPERATE times require desperate measures and with Old Trafford on the brink of outright mutiny, Ashley Young reverted to type.
This last bit of the plan seems a bit iffy, but hey, desperate times require desperate measures.
Desperate times require desperate measures. So their coach - the fourth in charge since 1998 - recently took the squad to a firm of astrological consultants to ask advice over picking his team.
Tony Dolphin, of the Institute for Public Policy Research, said: "Desperate times require desperate measures."