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The Senate on Friday approved stopgap spending legislation to keep the federal government open without gutting President Obama’s health care law
Above sentence is from a news article. The meaning is not clear, I know that the senate approved stopgap, but why stopgap is followed by 'spending legislation'?
If the sentence is like this: The Senate on Friday approved stopgap to keep the federal government open without gutting President Obama’s health care law
then this can be easily understood, but not sure how 'spending legislation' works in this sentence
If you look here, you will see that `stopgap` can be used as both a noun and an adjective. stopgap - Dictionary definition and pronunciation - Yahoo! Education