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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 gauze adheres to the skin's surface and creates pressure to seal and protect the wound while stopping the bleeding.
Dad Richard Knight praised the man who "saved her life" by stopping the bleeding.
Stopping the bleeding is not all it takes to save the life of a patient with acute variceal bleeding.
You have to get used to going on runs and work on stopping the bleeding - not that we needed to this time - and they did that,'' Corso said.
Simply stopping the bleeding of members is a good first step," says Gruelle.