temporary expedient

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Noun1.temporary expedient - an unplanned expedient
expedient - a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
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American poet and diplomat James Russell Lowell is quoted as saying, "Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
existing 21,380 gallon bolted steel reservoir was installed in 1992 as a temporary expedient planned to serve only the Solid
The proposed Combined Authority, presently badged LA7, is a temporary expedient while a brand for LA7 is developed.
If she were to assign her iPad to my account as a temporary expedient in order to download my book, she could be locked out of her account for 90 days.
One threshold matter is the identity and mission of the G8 itself Is it a permanent body, for instance, or merely a temporary expedient to help Francis get a reform off the ground?
html) wrote , "The edict will revive memories of Hosni Mubarak's emergency law, also introduced as a temporary expedient, under which military or state security courts tried thousands of political dissidents and Islamist militants.
It should also quietly explain to allies that the carrier's repositioning is a temporary expedient intended to better position U.
Draghi, who will succeed Jean-Claude Trichet on November 1, made clear that measures could only be a temporary expedient and said it was up to governments to tackle the roots of the debt crisis that began in Greece two years ago.
The 600 soldiers are being moved to Northern Ireland "as a temporary expedient for a specific operation", said a report.
John Maynard Keynes, who wrote the rules along with Harry Dexter White, viewed capital controls not as a temporary expedient but as a permanent feature of the global economy.
Yet politicians and civil servants have preferred to leave the matter alone, allowing a temporary expedient of 30 years ago to become the convention for distributing funds to one-sixth of the United Kingdom's population.
This overlooks the fact that the Terror was at the time considered a temporary expedient to bring about the conditions for the implementation of the Constitution approved in August 1793.

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