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 Thais momentarily stopped the bleeding to regain the lead, but Analyn Almazan knotted the count again at 67 with 42.
The Winnipeg Jets stopped the bleeding Sunday night, snapping a six-game losing skid with a 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
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.
Two neighbours could not help, but the local policeman, coming up the road, soon fetched a bandage and stopped the bleeding.
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.
He was squawking on the radio, calling in the Life Flight, and he stopped the bleeding.
Neighbour Margaret Collard, 45, helped stopped the bleeding.
Uterine packing stopped the bleeding, avoided hysterectomy and preserved the uterus in 10 patients for a 67% success rate, said Dr.
A doctor on the plane stopped the bleeding and stitched the neck wound.
A doctor aboard the aircraft stopped the bleeding and managed to stitch up the wound on the man's neck.
Stocks stopped the bleeding on Wednesday, gaining some positive reinforcement from a slew of profit reports that came in better than Wall Street anticipated.
LOOKING BACK Punting high An PS875-PS500 Royal Palladium at Market Rasen on Thursday stopped the bleeding after some desperate misfortune produced deep, painful wounds earlier in the week Punting low I felt sure I had used up all my bad luck after both Typical Oscar (fell at Southwell's second-last when locked in a furious duel with Harangue) and Apache Pilot (Michael McAlister fell off at Sedgefield's third fence) failed to complete on Tuesday, but I was wrong.