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Origin of stopgap
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Example sentences from the Web for stopgap
Jones acknowledges that the company’s technology is only a stopgap solution… for now.A startup using a new tech to make hydrogen extracts cash from Bill Gates’ climate tech fund|Jonathan Shieber|February 9, 2021|TechCrunch
Washington could also pursue Ryan, a steady veteran similar to Alex Smith without the injury concerns, or Mariota, a one-season stopgap.With Matthew Stafford out of the running, Washington’s quarterback options are limited|Nicki Jhabvala, Sam Fortier|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Complicating matters, lawmakers still have not reached an agreement on how to fund the federal agencies beyond the stopgap bill.Senate approves one-week spending bill to avert midnight shutdown|Mike DeBonis, Jeff Stein, Seung Min Kim|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
Lenders have allowed some borrowers to delay payments or use loan reserves as a stopgap.Mounting commercial real estate losses threaten banks, recovery|David Lynch|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
If a stopgap funding bill isn’t passed by the end of September, the federal government will shut down.Supreme Court fight could derail chances for second stimulus check and extended unemployment benefits|Lance Lambert|September 21, 2020|Fortune
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.
Only it had been planned as a short-term stopgap—one to be used only until a below-surface airlock could be constructed.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
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
The stopgap was such that it must remain as it was; and every further effort was useless.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
Because Brownlee knows why I'm looking for a cure to replace the stopgap.Nor Iron Bars a Cage....|Gordon Randall Garrett
In this his Christian neighbours liked him well, insomuch as he was a kind of stay or stopgap to the infidels.
British Dictionary definitions for stopgap
- a temporary substitute for something else
- (as modifier)a stopgap programme