drastic times call for drastic measures

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
References in periodicals archive ?
And you know what they say; drastic times call for drastic measures.
Dol, 67, said of Miley, 21: "The girl can write, the girl can sing, the girl is smart but no one would let her grow up so she thought drastic times call for drastic measures.
Drastic times call for drastic measures, and so drastic changes are needed to prevent the crisis turning into a full-blown catastrophe.
Drastic times call for drastic measures and I believe it's the supporters who should take steps to show their disgust at what's happening to their club.
But drastic times call for drastic measures, and Mosley, uniting with the Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA), is to implement a wide range of cost cuts from next year.
But drastic times call for drastic measures, and Mosley, uniting with the Formula One Teams' Association, are to implement a wide range of cost cuts from next year.
Such drastic times call for drastic measures and, in a bid to stem the downpour, Henderson has dropped captain Ben Russell (pictured).
Drastic times call for drastic measures, and apparently it's hard for the Dodgers to imagine what could be much more drastic than the thought of Kazuhisa Ishii starting another game.
Drastic times call for drastic measures, and that's the situation Cadillac found itself in.
DRASTIC times call for drastic measures and that is exactly where we are with the Pakistan cricket team.
And because drastic times call for drastic measures why not let John Fleck play his preferred position just off the strikers, although that would leave a gap to be filled on the left.
Drastic times call for drastic measures and at Hartshill School in North Warwickshire the time for urgent action has arrived.
Drastic times call for drastic measures, but there is a way Alistair Darling can get the nation out of bankruptcy.
DRASTIC times call for drastic measures and I wouldn't normally give Alex McLeish advice so I'll leave that to Scotland's secret weapon - my Doris.
He has only had a 20 minute run out for the under-21s this season but drastic times call for drastic measures at Tynecastle and with Craig Levein's squad decimated by injury, MacFarlane is set to emerge from the shadows.