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stopgap

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstopgapstop‧gap /ˈstɒpɡæp $ ˈstɑːp-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TEMPORARYsomething or someone that you use for a short time until you can replace them with something better 🔊 It’s only a stopgap measure, not a long-term solution.
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stopgapIt is not a stopgap but a proper part of the cinematic arts.But Legacy was more of a stopgap than a serious WordStar product, a tester, you might say.The first house we bought was only a stopgap, until we could afford something we really liked.The Senate has passed a stopgap funding measure.They find themselves indulging in crisis management and employing stopgap solutions and holding operations.This move proved a mere stopgap until the appearance of the last pre-republican premier, the moderate conservative Shahpur Bakhtiar.Retaining employees means less time and money wasted on recruiting and training temporary stopgaps.For quite some time many people will find a job to be a workable stopgap solution to the need for an income.stopgap measureWith the tens of thousands of people pouring in each year, every-thing was a stopgap measure.Educational grants and salary boosts could certainly help the careers of some nurses, but these are stopgap measures.
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