stop the bleeding

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stop the bleeding

To prevent further damage, loss, negative effects, etc., during a problematic situation. Likened to literally stopping blood loss during an injury. If we don't stop the bleeding now, the company might be in jeopardy of collapsing. We don't have time to figure out a long-term solution. For now, we just have to stop the bleeding.
See also: bleeding, stop
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The intense cold of the evening had stopped the bleeding, and Dr.
The doctor, believed to be called Fraser, kept him talking and stopped the bleeding as they waited for the ambulance at Dieppe.
Down, 15-23, in the third set, Cherrylume threatened to comeback by scoring seven straight points before an error and a through the block hit by Cocolife's Alex Tan stopped the bleeding for the Asset Managers.
Stephanie's sister revealed doctors have stopped the bleeding on the athlete's brain.
Goals First goal NLOPEZ 17 4 0 LToni 9 3 1 P Tachtsidis 77 2 1 A Ionita 23 2 1 VMoras 18 1 1 E Hallfredsson 10 1 1 Sampdoria M Gabbiadini 11 4 4 Eder 23 3 1 D Gastaldello 28 2 1 SOKAKA 9 2 0 A Palombo 17 1 1 P Obiang 14 1 0 Steve Davies's verdict After a horror show at Napoli it looked like Verona had stopped the bleeding with three consecutive draws.
"We gave a right good account of ourselves, especially that second half and we stopped the bleeding.
The 58-year-old socialist leader needed "corrective measures" that stopped the bleeding, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said in a statement.
Two neighbours could not help, but the local policeman, coming up the road, soon fetched a bandage and stopped the bleeding.
04, 2010, SPA -- Saying that his policies had "stopped the bleeding" in the job market, President Obama called Saturday on the country to "recommit" to helping the middle class.
This stopped the bleeding but I needed two tea towels to cover the wound."
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' hospital unit has stopped the bleeding on its balance sheet.
The victim was found lying on the floor outside by Kirklees Council night marshals and police officers who stopped the bleeding and stayed with the man until an ambulance came.
This stopped the bleeding, and the patient was put on a 3-month birth-control regimen.
"He was squawking on the radio, calling in the Life Flight, and he stopped the bleeding."