from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Temporary; short-term.
- n. A temporary measure or short-term fix used until something better can be obtained.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which closes or fills up an opening or gap; hence, a temporary expedient.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which fills a gap or hiatus, or, figuratively, that which serves as an expedient in an emergency.
- Filling a gap or pause, as in the course of talk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.
Last week, Congress averted a government shutdown by enacting a stop-gap spending measure that funds federal agencies for a two-week period.
White House officials have repeatedly called for a long-term budget deal instead of stop-gap measures, such as the provision President Obama signed on Thursday that extended funding for two weeks, until March 18.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. declined to say Thursday whether House Democrats might support a stop-gap government funding resolution that cuts spending below current levels.
House Speaker John A. Boehner R-Ohio had previously announced that he would not accept a stop-gap measure, meaning the move does little to decrease the possibility of a government shutdown.
Meanwhile, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. announced late Friday night that she and other House Democratic leaders were introducing a stop-gap measure that would extend government spending at current levels through March 31, in case both chambers aren't able to hash out a resolution by March 4, the date government funding is set to expire.
It was a stop-gap situation with few good alternatives, and it was difficult to get the local cooperation necessary, KIPP people have told me.
Frank Addario, President of the CLA, argues that the cash infusion is merely a stop-gap measure which does not address the underlying concerns of the criminal defence bar.
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