desperate measure desperate measure

Definition(s):

  • (n) desperate actions taken as a means to an end

Usage(s):

  1. If legislative ambulance chasing looks like a desperate measure, for the backers of repealing the estate tax, these are desperate times.
  2. They're returning to terrorism as a last desperate measure.
  3. Her predicament made me wonder, once again, what drives people to suicide and why young people resort to such a desperate measure.

News

  • It’s Time for the Los Angeles Angels to Trade Mark Trumbo

    COMMENTARY | The air around the Los Angeles Angels is thick with desperation. And desperate times call for desperate measures. Just like desperate housewives call for plastic surgeons.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

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