Stop-gap

Related to Stop-gap: tenacity, reproach, graciously, exigencies

Stop´-gap`


n.1.That which closes or fills up an opening or gap; hence, a temporary expedient.
Moral prejudices are the stop-gaps of virtue.
- Hare.
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Of defects did the spirit of those Saviours consist; but into every defect had they put their illusion, their stop-gap, which they called God.
As the stone which has been kicked by generations of clowns may come by curious little links of effect under the eyes of a scholar, through whose labors it may at last fix the date of invasions and unlock religions, so a bit of ink and paper which has long been an innocent wrapping or stop-gap may at last be laid open under the one pair of eyes which have knowledge enough to turn it into the opening of a catastrophe.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) released the following statement regarding todays budget agreement, the fifth stop-gap, short term Continuing Resolution, and the second government shutdown in the past month.
Focus today will be on the Senate vote of the stop-gap funding bill as any failure would see the government shutdown from tomorrow.
While some welcomed it as a stop-gap measure, others said it was an admission of the government's helplessness against illegal recruiters victimizing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
According to SBP third quarter report "The State of Pakistan's Economy" of FY 16 issued on Friday, the tax base stays narrow, despite stop-gap measures by the government to increase tax revenues.
JAMES HASKELL (Flanker, right) - Outstanding at openside but seen as a stop-gap until the new generation of opensides - Sam Underhill and Jack Clifford - are ready.
At the time it was made it was still fulfilling its role as a stop-gap model to keep the new factory going until car production could start in earnest after the war.
Figures show there were 10,666 households in stop-gap homeless housing.
Terry Butcher insists his January loan signings are a stop-gap measure before he revamps his Hibs side in the summer transfer window.
There will be no government shutdown on March 27 when the current continuing resolution expires, because the House approved a new stop-gap measure on Thursday to continue funding federal agencies for the rest of the 2013 fiscal year.
Redknapp was considered as a stop-gap option for Chelsea before Roberto Di Matteo got the job on a permanent basis.