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stopgap

  • n  something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency

  • Tehran could use all these stopgap methods to buy time which is all it really needs to do.
  • With a stopgap law expiring Saturday, the showdown has set up a political battle likely to play out through the November elections if both sides refuse to back down.
  • Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged on Monday that rescuing hostages in this case, Navy snipers took out Phillips' three captors is only a stopgap way of dealing .
News & Articles

  • BSA decision just a stopgap in the big picture
    Undoubtedly, the recent vote was just a stopgap measure to buy the organization some time to figure out a longer-term strategy. In the short-term, the organization will have to confront some backlash of the recent policy change.
    June 7, 2013 - Barrow Journal
  • The BSA decision is just a stopgap in the big picture
    Undoubtedly, the recent vote was just a stopgap measure to buy the organization some time to figure out a longer-term strategy. In the short-term, the organization will have to confront some backlash of the recent policy change.
    June 7, 2013 - The Jackson Herald
  • Readers Feel...
    The Texas Legislature's redistricting mission was supposed to be easy-peasy: Zip in for a special session, ratify the court-drawn maps used as a stopgap in the 2012 elections, close the legislative books and go home.
    June 7, 2013 - KAMR Amarillo
Quotes

  • Chip Pickering in Forbes
    It would be a Band-Aid or stopgap that would prevent us from getting to the comprehensive reform,Pickering said in an interview.
  • Rod Blagojevich in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    These one-month stopgap emergency budgets are necessary for now,Blagojevich said, "but a continuing stream of one-month budgets is nothing more than a Republican budget in disguise."
  • Jeff Probyn in International Herald Tribune
    It's a bad move because Brian is not a long-term solution,Probyn said. "It's a short term stopgap and that's not what England need. They need to put in place a structure that will take them forward for the next 10 years rather than taking...

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