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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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BBC Tees expert Neil Maddison says it was a scrappy game but it stopped the rot and kept Boro right in the mix.
The under-fire Dragons boss acknowledged the importance of avoiding a third defeat on the trot, and while he admits his side could have done without a replay - insisting Wrexham did enough to have won - he admitted they have not 'stopped the rot' with one performance.
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).
NOW West Ham United have "stopped the rot" they will be targeting three points against Sunderland on Saturday, Steve Bruce has warned.
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.
EVERTON captain Phil Jagielka believes two draws in a week have stopped the rot but knows the Toffees cannot afford to allow things to slip again.
HARTLEPOOL have 'stopped the rot' insisted Chris Turner after watching his side end a run of nine straight away defeats with a battling goalless draw at Tranmere Rovers last night.
Yeovil boss Terry Skiverton said: "I knew it wasn't going to be the prettiest of games, but the players did all I asked of them." 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.
The Royal Mail halved its losses last year to pounds 611m and aims to return to profit after postal workers "stopped the rot", the organisation announced today.