drastic


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms.

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.
See also: call, drastic, measure, times

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
"If there is an investor there's not going to be a drastic change on day one or day two.
Finally, the DRASTIC index is calculated by applying a linear combination of all the factors using the following equation:
The Maulana stated that there have been minor amendments in 1947 Interim Act but they are not drastic enough to serve the interest of different stake holders.
Houston, TX, March 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Author, motivator Toni Harris is fast becoming known for her nickname “The Turnaround Queen” and her latest release Sometimes You Have To Take A Drastic Step To Turn Your Life Around” (220 Publishing ) a compilation of stories from entrepreneurs who have taken life-changing steps to make a difference in their lives, is helping to enhance Harris' reputation for bringing positive to lives of everyone she encounters.
Summary: New York: The United States economy can weather the drastic spending cuts known as the ...
'Drastic transformation' of Ranveer in six weeks flat
The blame for the drastic number of fictitious voters cannot be looked for in the 2002 Census, members of the State Census Commission and the State Statistical Office say.
The Governor of the Bank of England has indicated that this recession's impact could last up to five years, so drastic measures must be taken and someone has to pay more.
"The CBI is not serious in its measures to limit the rise in dollar prices, which are routine ones that cannot reach to drastic solutions," the statement added.
| GENEVA, May 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait hailed here Tuesday Tunisia's drastic transformation towards freedom and democracy.
The normal DRASTIC model was applied to the study area with the help of GIS.
AJA Video Systems, a provider of professional video interface and conversion solutions, said its professional capture and output software, MediaNXS LE, from Drastic Technologies, is available as a free download for a limited time to all AJA Kona and Io Express customers on the Windows platform.
377) characterized the POPs total body burden and the redistribution of POPs in obese individuals before and after drastic weight loss.
STEVE McClaren has avoided the sack at Wolfsburg but admits the German club must make drastic changes to turn their season around.