stop the rot


: to stop things from getting worse
The team stopped the rot with a 5–0 win last night.

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Recent Examples on the Web Horta-Osório was appointed last April to stop the rot at the global investment bank. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 17 Jan. 2022 The pressure is increasing on Binotto, who seems at a loss how to stop the rot. Jerome Pugmire, The Denver Post, 16 July 2020

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“Stop the rot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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