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desperate times require desperate 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 desperate times require desperate measures.

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.

*leap of faith

Fig. acceptance of an idea or conclusion largely on faith. (*Typically: be ~; make ~; require ~.) We had to make quite a leap of faith to accept his promise after the last time he let us down.
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require something from someone

to demand something from someone. The telephone company required a deposit from John and Martha before they would install a telephone. They required some help from us.
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require something of someone

to expect or demand someone to give or do something. I require absolute loyalty of my employees. What is required of me in this job?
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leap of faith

A belief or trust in something intangible or incapable of being proved. For example, It required a leap of faith to pursue this unusual step of transplanting an animals' heart into a human patient .
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leap of faith

The act or an instance of believing or trusting in something intangible or incapable of being proved.
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Such foreign assistance charges must be tracked separately because, depending on the results of the taxpayer's comparability studies, the taxpayer may be required to mark-up the costs when they are charged out of the United States.
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Is the product covered by the new rules, and is the business required to comply with the rules or to ensure that others are complying?
The production of the full set of required SW is a substantial task, and one that requires the participation of the wider open source community.
The introductory textile science course is a required 4-credit course for all undergraduate students enrolled in the apparel, merchandising, production, and design program.
However, in extraordinary cases where cost/schedule visibility is required and cannot be obtained using the Truth in Negotiations Act, the program manager shall obtain a waiver for individual contracts from the Milestone Decision Authority.
A lesson learned is that architecture design is required to define how to configure the DIB to meet operational requirements.
For the first time, companies are required to provide financial statement users with a breakdown of plan assets by category, such as equity, debt and real estate.
All countries are required to upload their data within a specified time frame during the month.
Owners will expect the equipment manufacturers to supply the best technology at a minimum life cycle cost to produce the required product.
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This required "brainstorming" is a new concept in auditing literature, and early in the adoption process firms will need to decide how best to implement this requirement in practice.