What does desperate times call for desperate measures mean?

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  1. desperate times call for desperate measures(Proverb)

    In adverse circumstances actions that might have been rejected under other circumstances may become the best choice.

  2. Origin: This phrase likely originates with a saying of the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, which appears in his Aphorisms: "For extreme diseases, extreme methods of cure, as to restriction, are most suitable.". A similar phrase occurs in Erasmus's Latin adage "Malo nodo, malus quærendus cuneus" (from his 1500 book Adagia, which was first published in English in 1545).

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of desperate times call for desperate measures in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of desperate times call for desperate measures in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • tiempos desesperados requieren medidas desesperadasSpanish

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