Stem the Tide

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Stem the Tide

Informal; to slow down a trend or change its direction. Stemming the tide especially applies to negative situations that are beginning to turn positive. For example, gradual and slow economic growth may be said to stem the tide of a recession. To stem the tide is also called to stop the bleeding.
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The sons of Autolycus busied themselves with the carcass of the boar, and bound Ulysses' wound; then, after saying a spell to stop the bleeding, they went home as fast as they could.
If your cut or graze is bleeding heavily or is on a particularly delicate area of your body, such as the palm of your hand, you should stop the bleeding before applying any kind of dressing.
If it were in the upper thigh, it could be difficult to stop the bleeding in the field.
Zebari told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / we are with all the necessary steps to stop the bleeding of Iraqi blood and expel the gangs of the Islamic State and liberate the usurped land and the return of displaced people to their homes, calling to authorize the government to consider these calls as the party who has the right to decide on the participation of foreign forces with troops for the Liberation of Iraqi territory or not.
It appealed to the UN, UN Security Council and relevant international organizations in the world to do its role entrusted to stop the bleeding of Palestinians.
They couldn't stop the bleeding so they got him off and then saw the end of his tongue hanging off.
They both stayed with her until the ambulance arrived, helping to keep her warm, comfortable and helping me apply pressure to stop the bleeding.
However, the midwives at Berwick managed to save the day, giving Sianne the necessary treatment to stop the bleeding.
Those who seek the dominance of the Zionists over our region and its wealth are trying to sow discord among Muslims," he explained, calling for efforts to stop the bleeding between the sons of the Islamic nation.
Medics said that doctors managed to stop the bleeding and stabilize the man's condition.
The spray foam developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) can be used to stop internal bleeding, particularly in the abdominal cavity which is life threatening because there is little that can be done to stop the bleeding, Discovery News reported.
We had to close his nose up to stop the bleeding and because of that he was swallowing a lot of blood.