fill the gap

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fill the gap

To assist on a temporary basis. Aunt Helen is coming over to stay with us and fill the gap until Mom gets home from work.
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fill the gap

to serve temporarily. I think that the temp will fill the gap until a new person can be hired.
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References in classic literature ?
There was an interval of four years and more between Tess and the next of the family, the two who had filled the gap having died in their infancy, and this lent her a deputy-maternal attitude when she was alone with her juniors.
We toiled hard and suffered greatly, filled the gaps in our ranks and went on, and through all the labour and the play and interplay of life and death we found time to laugh and love.
I found afterwards that he was the chauffeur, who filled the gaps left by a succession of fugitive butlers.
Although other suppliers filled the gap, as time went on fine wetground grades became the hardest to get from all sources.
It got really interesting, because one's own memory filled the gaps, moving this experiment into the audience's minds.
Portraits, scenes of the exotic, or glimpses of daily life and leisure filled the gaps between more pressing events.