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desperate measures

Extreme and undesirable actions taken as a solution to a problem that cannot be resolved by ordinary means. With his job gone and debt mounting, John was forced to take desperate measures to keep his home.
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desperate times call for 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 call for 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.

desperate diseases must have desperate remedies

Extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme actions. I know that the austerity measures introduced by the government during the recession are unpopular, but desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.

Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.

Prov. If you have a seemingly insurmountable problem, you must do things you ordinarily would not do in order to solve it. Fred: All my employees have been surly and morose for months. How can I improve their morale? Alan: Why not give everyone a raise? Fred: That's a pretty extreme suggestion. Alan: Yes, but desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.
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But she admitted that "you come to embrace these things", adding: "My mother desperately tried to tell me that they gave my face character, don't be ashamed.
We are desperately worried about her and love her very much.
We are desperately looking for a new home for them.
On the other hand, party workers are desperately seeking the arrival of Chairman in Lahore.
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The Republic were throwing everything they had at the Poles, who were defending tenaciously, but ever more desperately as they clung on to the slimmest of advantages.
He added that aid workers knew the dangers when they travelled to an infected zone but desperately wanted to help victims.
Juba, Rabi'I 13, 1435, Jan 14, 2014, SPA -- A boat carrying civilians desperately fleeing heavy violence in South Sudan sank while crossing the Nile River, killing some 200 people, a military official said Tuesday.
When word got round that the model, 33, was star guest in Mahiki's posh area, rugby hunk Thom, 28, was desperately looking for a way in.
Why not get out of your car, take some gentle exercise, running, obviously too much for you, and perhaps raise some money for a desperately ill child or adult.
Women in government roles in troubled Afghanistan desperately need more protection from the increasing threat of violence, an Afghan human rights minister has insisted.
It's the story of a pre-verbal girl desperately trying to communicate that her favourite stuffed animal was trapped in the washing machine and of her dad desperately trying to communicate with her.
Mr Buckland said: "Our branch desperately requires a standard bearer or some one with the time and energy to learn, to assist us.