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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. © 2022 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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