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stop the rot

To prevent further damage, loss, negative effects, etc., during a problematic situation. If we don't stop the rot 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 rot.
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stop the ˈrot

stop something getting worse, especially in politics or business: Our company’s profits were falling, so a new director was appointed to stop the rot.
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EVERTON captain Phil Jagielka believes two draws in a week have stopped the rot but knows the Toffees cannot afford to T allow things to slip again.
CHRIS HUTCHEON THERE was a huge sigh of relief at Selhurst Park on Tuesday as Villa finally stopped the rot with a win over Crystal Palace and bookies fancy Paul Lambert's troops to build on that against rock-bottom Leicester City today.
He said: "The last time we played Livi we stopped the rot and it really sparked us into life after a poor start to the season.
Summary: Chelsea finally stopped the rot as they beat Blackburn 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, helping them climb back into the top four.
Yes I think we have stopped the rot," said the former Cork City forward.
They were looking far from healthy at 41 for six but Paul Best (15) and Tom Allin (31) stopped the rot before Dougie Brown (56 not out from 55 balls with l1 fours) saw his side home with stout support from Phil Neale (eight not out).
We've stopped the rot of all these away defeats with a battling display and we had probably the best chances of the game.
Successor Steve Bruce stopped the rot with a draw against Manchester City last weekend.
The Imps seemed to have stopped the rot in midweek, when a draw at Bury ended a run of five straight defeats.
However, we stopped the rot but need an improved performance in the next game.
Stockport assistant boss Peter Ward said: "It would have been nice to win, but it has stopped the rot.
There is still much more work to be done before Liverpool can say it has stopped the rot.
LEEDS stopped the rot after two defeats in a row to reclaim top spot in Super League at Craven Park.
Swindon have dropped back into the relegation zone following a poor run but their point at Huish Park stopped the rot.
WATERFORD stopped the rot last week having drawn with UCD - their first point in six games.