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des·per·ate times call for des·per·ate mea·sures

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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).

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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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  • الأوقات العصيبة تتطلب اتخاذ تدابير يائسةArabic
  • zoufalé časy vyžadují zoufalá opatřeníCzech
  • verzweifelte Zeiten erfordern verzweifelte MaßnahmenGerman
  • tiempos desesperados requieren medidas desesperadasSpanish
  • epätoivoiset ajat vaativat epätoivoisia toimenpiteitäFinnish
  • Aux grands maux les grands moyensFrench
  • 필사적 인 시간은 필사적 인 조치를 요구한다.Korean
  • wanhopige tijden vragen om wanhopige maatregelenDutch
  • desperate tider krever desperate tiltakNorwegian
  • отчаянные времена требуют отчаянных мерRussian
  • desperata tider kräver desperata åtgärderSwedish
  • அவநம்பிக்கையான முறை கடுமையான நடவடிக்கைகளுக்கு அழைப்பு விடுகிறதுTamil
  • umutsuz zamanlar umutsuz onlemler gerektirirTurkish
  • خطرناک وقت خطرناک اقدامات کے لئے کہتے ہیںUrdu
  • 絕望的時刻呼籲採取絕望的措施Chinese

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