half-measures

Translations

half-measures

[ˈhɑːfˈmeʒəz] NPLpaños mpl calientes, medias tintas fpl
we don't want any half-measuresno queremos andarnos con medias tintas or paños calientes
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This was her answer to his final appeal of the other day: if she would not take the extreme step he had urged, she had at last yielded to half-measures.
Then, the gentleman who had been at Crockford's all night, and who looked something the worse about the eyes in consequence, came forward to tell his fellow-countrymen what a speech he meant to make in favour of that petition whenever it should be presented, and how desperately he meant to taunt the parliament if they rejected the bill; and to inform them also, that he regretted his honourable friends had not inserted a clause rendering the purchase of muffins and crumpets compulsory upon all classes of the community, which he --opposing all half-measures, and preferring to go the extreme animal-- pledged himself to propose and divide upon, in committee.
THE union movement's message to Philip Hammond is clear - this is no time for half-measures.
Compared to a series of animals as he tries to get a grip on the day, this disorganised parent battles good-naturedly through the morning routine and then accepts no half-measures as he throws himself into after-school activities.
Contract notice: Management service of the center for re-education of minors jaume i of picassent, with 50 places to carry out internment and half-measures.
To do nothing or to make half-measures merely moves the problem forward in time and exponentially increases both cost and suffering," said Swann.
ANYONE who had the privilege of sampling the first Bayonetta game will know that there are no half-measures with this kick-ass heroine.
While the 37-page summary report does not detail the costs involved in bringing about the changes, it warns that time is running out and half-measures can not be seen as a permanent solution.
The affair has led to the replacement of the prisons governor, and to steps -- criticised by some as half-measures -- to separate inmates diagnosed with psychological problems from the rest of the population.
There are no half-measures these days for the former Melbourne wood-chopper, who famously made mincemeat of England in the first innings of the 2010/11 Gabba Test before the tourists fought back to secure a draw which set them on their way to series victory.
CARETAKER coach Scott Johnson insists Scotland cannot accept half-measures if they are to shake off their tag as international rugby's nearly men.
It's been a case of no half-measures for Tony Mowbray's side.