Idiom: Stem the tide
Meaning: If people try to stem the tide, they are trying to stop something unpleasant from getting worse, usually when they don't succeed.Country: International English | Subject Area: Weather | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Swim against the tide
- Swim with the tide
- Ride with the tide
- A rising tide lifts all boats
- Time and tide wait for no man
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