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drastic times call for drastic 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 drastic times call for drastic measures.
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drastic times require drastic 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 drastic times require drastic measures.
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The sensitivity analysis of the DRASTIC parameters has been carried out to evaluate the sensitivity of individual parameter in assessing the intrinsic vulnerability of groundwater.
Sensitivity analysis has also been performed to clarify relative importance of DRASTIC parameters (Fig.
the range of depth water change from 50 meters in the eastern areas to 10 meters in west and southwest areas therefore the DRASTIC index of depth water layer increases from 5 in east to 25 in west of plan.
AJA products cater to video professionals who depend on the reliability, quality and robust feature set of products such as the Kona family of capture cards," said James Brooks, manager R&D, Drastic Technologies.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has described the disagreement with Israel as drastic, expecting it to continue for a long time, the pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT reported Thursday.
The Grand National in its current form has had its day and drastic measures must be taken to prevent more lives being lost if future years.
Speaking after the meeting, the legal Advisor for the Fishing Boats Association, Neophytos Neophytou, said the association's members were up in arms over the situation and were planning drastic measures in a month's time, even blocking off the island's main ports.
But drastic times call for drastic measures, and Mosley, uniting with the Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA), are to implement a wide range of cost cuts from next year.
However, autumn is not the preferred season for such drastic action.
Scottish singer Tunstall tries to grab the listener right off the top, with a high-energy track called "Little Favours," but the first half of Drastic Fantasticfeels a bit like a new relationship.
The Scots singer aired her new album Drastic Fantastic in this show broadcast live on Radio 2.
we will have to make drastic cuts in the carbon emissions in other areas to enable them to do so.
Drastic situations require drastic measures and I would advocate the most drastic one of the lot by leaving out skipper Stephen Jones.
The riot, which left more than 150 people injured, has persuaded Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi to promise drastic measures to confront violence in Italian football.
SAN DIEGO -- With Southern California's high ratio of skaters, photographers and filmers, drastic skatespot measures have been taken: Jamie Thomas learned advanced geometry in order to triangulate within any skate photo, using the position of the sun and visible degrees of shadow, to find where secret spots are.