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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"Thee has no chance, unless I stop the bleeding." And Phineas busied himself with making some off-hand surgical arrangements with his own pocket-handkerchief, and such as could be mustered in the company.
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.
Scans revealed he had a major bleed on his liver and he underwent emergency surgery to stop the bleeding.
Police ripped his clothes off, gave him CPR and tried to stop the bleeding."
In order to stop the bleeding, Musk is implementing a new cost reduction initiative that will involve every team reviewing each payment, including "parts, salary, travel expenses, and rent," Lambert says.
This Government has proven itself to be a 'tsunami of incompetence' from day one, on every facet of daily life in our country - so much so that they are now trying to 'bribe' the areas they have hit hardest with their austerity cuts, as if the promise of a plaster tomorrow will stop the bleeding today.
speaking or ||bandage to Apply some pressure using a sterile dressing to stop the bleeding
The ministry of health reported that the doctors has so far managed to stop the bleeding, however, his condition remains critical.
The Dyfed-Powys Police PCSO, who was previously deployed with the military in Iraq, wrapped his belt around the man's arm and got a member of the public to fetch a spoon which he used to tighten the makeshift bandage and stop the bleeding.
If you accidentally cut the quick, use a touch of styptic powder to stop the bleeding or just hold your finger tightly to the end of the nail until the bleeding stops."
"He can cut the warts, stop the bleeding and the device can use different doctors, both surgeons and ophthalmologists.

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