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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.
See also: rot, stop