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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But time is running out, and it has become urgent the need to focus on filling the gap caused by the US decision," she said.
In brief remarks, the Liberian leader used the signing ceremony to commend USAID for filling the gap, and said the responsibility will now be passed to the new LEC management that will ensure that the end users receive reliable and affordable electricity.
Maynard also ruled out moving for someone currently outside the country filling the gap left by Tait's absence.
At a minimum, we should consider filling the gap in our standard and clarifying the issue for our members by placing a new step in the process that assists them with guidance for handling perceived unethical activities.
Market research has shown that the volume potential for ink jet and digital printing papers filling the gap would be at least an order of magnitude bigger than the current market, according to Klass.
It does this by filling the gap where private sector export financing is inadequate or unavailable...." The same fact sheet describes Communist China as the bank's "largest market in Asia."
He details problems, research results, and solutions to filling the gaps. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
The bulk of the commercial real estate deals being completed in New Jersey are less than 50,000 square feet, so these new growth industries play a large and important part in filling the gaps before the next real estate boom.
The major headings in this magazine, as "Filling the Gaps" shows, use roman all caps with oversized initial caps.