drastic

(redirected from drastically)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

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 ?
In addition to its 30-50 percent output reductions in North America and China, Toyota's Thai unit said Friday it will drastically reduce its production in Thailand, its major export base for other Southeast Asian nations, Australia and the Middle East.
"National and local advertising revenues have fallen drastically, causing many media companies nationwide to fold or seek bankruptcy protection," Air America said in the statement.
VOC's can release low-level toxin emissions into the environment for years following the application, but scientific research supported by the research and development laboratories at Al Gurg Paints (AGP) is helping to drastically reduce the impact.
The previous government subsidized flour after prices of wheat in the international market rose drastically. The minister stressed that the prices of Arabic bread would remain at LL1,500 for each 1,300 grams.
Japan, Europe and the US by 2010 plan to use drastically toughened restrictions on automobile emissions, with vehicles that fail to clear the standards banned from sale.
Now, years later, Ruth and Tommy are drastically weakened by organ donation surgeries, and are ultimately waiting to "complete." While caring for the two at different British centres, a grown-up Kathy only now begins to understand what makes the three of them so special, and how it has determined the courses of their lives.
Atlantic white cedar once flourished along the coastal plains, but its numbers were drastically reduced by extensive drainage and logging.
That number was drastically different for Latinos and whites--20.3% and 8.7%, respectively.
Some other investigators suspect that the Flores remains come from small people who had a genetic condition that drastically reduced their brain size (SN: 10/15/05,19.
Drastically reduced noise levels and 40% energy savings confirm that it made sense to try something different.
By utilizing our surveillance solutions, we believe they will significantly increase recognition and detection of criminal theft, and drastically reduce their costs."
A drastically slimmed down and pumped up Atkins Nutritionals is poised to exit bankruptcy this month.
Tests run by customers have shown that when running with Softcrepe, the amount of dust released into the air is drastically reduced, according to BTG.
They are drawn together despite their roots in drastically different worlds, yet in a land awash with the fires and slaughter of conquest, is there any hope for them to be together?
Smolucha says using this plug-and-play method can drastically reduce development schedules and costs.