stem the tide

stem the tide
to stop something bad which is happening a lot.

We have to stem the tide of emigration if our economy is to recover.

(often + of)

Ohio State were losing 24-48 when Jackson stepped in to stem the tide.


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  • stem the tide — If people try to stem the tide, they are trying to stop something unpleasant from getting worse, usually when they don t succeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • stem the tide —    If people try to stem the tide, they are trying to stop something unpleasant from getting worse, usually when they don t succeed.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you stem the tide (of events), you stop the development of something… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • stem the tide — {v. phr.} To resist; hold back something of great pressure or strength. * /The way to stem the tide of juvenile delinquency is to strengthen education and to pass a stiff gun control law./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stem the tide — {v. phr.} To resist; hold back something of great pressure or strength. * /The way to stem the tide of juvenile delinquency is to strengthen education and to pass a stiff gun control law./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stem\ the\ tide — v. phr. To resist; hold back something of great pressure or strength. The way to stem the tide of juvenile delinquency is to strengthen education and to pass a stiff gun control law …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Stem the tide —   If people try to stem the tide, they are trying to stop something unpleasant from getting worse, usually when they don t succeed …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • stem the tide (of something) — phrase to stop something from increasing or continuing This rule was used to stem the tide of imported videos. Thesaurus: to limit or control something or someonesynonym Main entry: tide …   Useful english dictionary

  • stem the tide — verb To slow or stop the increase. The news report stemmed the tide of concerned calls, but didnt stop them altogether …   Wiktionary

  • Stem The Tide — An attempt to stop a prevailing trend. Sometimes referred to as stop the bleeding. If a stock is continually falling, stemming the tide would be an attempt to halt the free fall and change its direction …   Investment dictionary

  • stem the tide (to) —  Stop or slow a negative trend …   American business jargon

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