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stopgap

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stopgap

  1. a temporary replacement <the coach we have now was only hired as a stopgap until someone with more experience is found> Synonyms expedient, makeshiftRelated Words quick fix; recourse, refuge, resort; alternate, backup, standby, stand-in, substitute, understudy





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