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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After almost seven decades, the world's biggest and longest-running such programme -- mandated in India's 1950 constitution as a temporary expedient for 15 years -- has failed to ameliorate historical caste injustice.
Obviously, stopgap measures are just that-a temporary expedient. If the Duterte administration seriously wants to make food affordable to all Filipinos, it must take the lead in implementing initiatives that will eliminate the ills plaguing the farm sector.
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." Beyond politics, that's an exceptional concept and a worthy approach to many facilities topics.
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?
"Despite its limited nature," Egypt News (http://news.egypt.com/english/permalink/165184.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.S.
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.

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