Idiom: Stem the tide

Idiom Definitions for 'Stem the tide'


If people try to stem the tide, they are trying to stop something unpleasant from getting worse, usually when they don't succeed.
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#1 /home/aking/app/lib/class.db_mysqli.php(130): DB_MySQLi->halt('Error: %s\n', NULL)
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#4 /home/aking/public_html/reference/idioms/idiom.php(157): UE_Idiom->get_similar_idioms()
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