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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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I thought we played better than that and deserved the three points, if I'm honest, but it stops the rot and we've got a break now and can get our heads on for the next game.
It stops the rot but we still know we have to go out and win games and get ourselves in a better league position," said the Everton skipper.
But Albion defender Whing said: "It's great to get a draw and keep a clean sheet as it stops the rot away from home.