stem the tide

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Definition of stem the tide

: to stop something from continuing and increasing + ofWe have to do something to stem the tide of violence.

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“Stem the tide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stem%20the%20tide. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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