Origin of stopgap
Examples from the Web for stopgap
He has left millions of homeowners to fend for themselves, and even his health care plan is really only a stopgap measure.Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Live In: Kevin Baker’s New York|Allen Barra|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His “strategists” have concocted a series of stopgap tactics.How Mitt Romney Can Win the First Debate With Obama|Robert Shrum|September 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As for Fattorosi of XPays, he sees the lawsuits as only a stopgap.
But even Joffe admits that a better radar and rapid reaction system is only a partial, stopgap solution.
In this his Christian neighbours liked him well, insomuch as he was a kind of stay or stopgap to the infidels.
She was going as a stopgap to speak at a large meeting to oblige Angelica.The Beth Book|Sarah Grand
However, a stopgap was found in the person of the book-keeper, a young Englishman, who knew more of music than accounts.A Little Bush Maid|Mary Grant Bruce
It's a stopgap effort, just to keep things moving until Project Sea-Dredge starts functioning.The Hunted Heroes|Robert Silverberg
Because Brownlee knows why I'm looking for a cure to replace the stopgap.Nor Iron Bars a Cage....|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for stopgap
- a temporary substitute for something else
- (as modifier)a stopgap programme