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Definition of "stop-gap" []

  • Temporary; short-term. (adjective)
  • A temporary measure or short-term fix used until something better can be obtained. (noun)

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Use "stop-gap" in a sentence
  • "Indeed, euroland's policy makers might not even be capable of devising short-term stop-gap measures to give the overly indebted countries a bit of breathing space so that they might, only might, find a path that leads away from the insolvency road down which they are headed."
  • "On Sunday evening, Mr. El-Erian said in an email that the "political ground is being prepared for a short-term stop-gap compromise" that probably will push stocks and the dollar lower and leave the U.S. debt rating "extremely exposed to a damaging downgrade.""
  • ""The most likely outcome is that we will go into the election under a continuing resolution," said Joe Minarik, a former White House chief economist under Clinton, referring to a stop-gap spending measure that keeps the U.S. government funded only temporarily."